Kaituna habitats network project

This project seeks to create or connect ecological pathways for indigenous flora and fauna, with a focus on re-connecting fragmented areas of riparian, wetland and estuarine habitat.

Priority areas will include those that:

  • support unique and threatened ecosystems and habitats.
  • are culturally significant e.g. where weaving resources or kai is collected.
  • are adjacent to or the focus of other projects identified in our Te Tini a Tuna Action Plan.

BOPRC, WBOPDC and associated landowners will lead this project, which contributes to our aim of aim of creating a network of healthy and diverse Kaituna habitats and ecosystems. A broad range of tangata whenua and community partners will also be involved.

Planned deliverables include:

Work programme developed based on Kaituna catchment network mapping project (Project 17), and complete at least one habitat connection project by 30 June 2022.

Complete at least two habitat connection projects by 30 June 2025.

Complete at least three habitat connection projects by 30 June 2028.