Whakamārama, Western Bay
Father-daughter duo John and Liberty Jones are the perfect example of Waiariki people making change in their own backyards to help the environment. They have created a small-scale project called Whio-Awheo which aims to create a sanctuary for native wildlife and introduce Whio (blue duck) into the Wainui river that borders their land in the Western Bay. They have been setting up traps to eradicate pests so that their dream of a native wildlife sanctuary can come true. The pair are also involved in other environmental initiatives around the region!
Miro, rimu, puriri, totara, tanekaha, nikau palms, tawa, lance wood, toetoe, kawakawa.
Mana whenua: Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi.
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