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Taranaki partnership to deliver major ecological gains

Taranaki partnership to deliver major ecological gains
October 5, 2016

Taranaki Mounga is celebrating attracting strategic investors to a large-scale restoration project that aims to transform Taranaki’s mountains and ranges into a haven for thriving wildlife.

Announcing Shell New Zealand, TSB Community Trust, Jasmine Social Investments and Landcare Research as founding sponsors in the initiative, Taranaki Mounga Chairman Jamie Tuuta shared his belief that Taranaki Mounga is a great example of a collaboration between iwi, corporates, philanthropists, the community and government that will make a real difference towards restoring the ecology of the mountain and be an iconic stepping stone toward the vision of a Predator Free New Zealand by 2050.

The new sponsors join founders, the New Zealand Department of Conservation (DOC), Taranaki iwi Chairs and the NEXT Foundation in the $24 million ecological restoration project.

Tuuta explained “these new partners have long shown their commitment to the region, and the environment, and are investing significant funds to transform Taranaki’s national park and off shore islands for future generations. Bringing the Mounga ‘He kawa ora - Back to life’.”

Tuuta explained “these new partners have long shown their commitment to the region, and the environment, and are investing significant funds to transform Taranaki’s national park and off shore islands for future generations. Bringing the Mounga ‘He kawa ora - Back to life’.”

Landcare Research General Manager Justine Daw explained that the Crown Research Institute is looking forward to working with the project.

Daw added “we are the lead providor of public-good, land-based science in New Zealand. Our innovative work to manage pests and restore nature will support Taranaki Mounga to achieve its goals and demonstrate benefits.

Project Director Jan Hania says such an aspirational project will take time and effort from the many partners and the Taranaki community, drawing on in- depth local knowledge as well as learning and innovation from outside the region.

The new partners were today presented with plaques by New Zealand Conservation Minister Maggie Barry at a function acknowledging their involvement with the project

For more information about Taranaki Mounga go to www.taranakimounga.nz

Images: Taranaki Mounga (top), the Taranaki Mounga brand (middle) and delegates at the recent sponsors function (below).

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