Para | Awa | Whenua | Kaitiakitanga | Te tiaki i te Taiao/manaakitia mai a Papatuanuku
Saturday 11th September 2010.
This workshop is about environmental issues relevant to local iwi and hapu, specifically Pikitu Marae.
We will provide an overview of water quality and waste, hands on monitoring of Mangaorua Stream, a waste audit, making a compost, and some practical solutions on how to manage the environmental issues that are common to all of us. We will also develop a plan of action, and recommend support and potential funders.
We invite community groups in the area that are carrying out environmental projects, local iwi, and other environmental groups. This is a free event with catering provided.
Presenters: Parakore, Environment Waikato, Landcare Trust, Biodiversity Forum, and the Waikato Environment Centre.
1.To gain an understanding of how the local environment was historically, and it’s current state.
2.To raise awareness of environmental issues in South Waikato.
3.To provide tools and information to assist with the management/ remediation of issues.
4.To engender sense of ownership and kaitiakitanga in the community
5.To develop a template for an environmental policy and plan (a summary one for the workshop and detailed one later)
6.To network, share knowledge and learn.
Pikitu Marae, Wiltsdown Road, Waotu, South Waikato. Map
Saturday 11th September 2010. 9am gather for powhiri. 5pm close.