Help us to protect the treasured Kaituna River

The Kaituna River and its catchment are taonga (treasures) – valued for its clean waer, healthy ecosystems, unique landscape, natural beauty, cultural and recreational values.

Te Maru O Kaituna River Authority – Who are we and what do we do?

 Te Maru o Kaituna River Authority members include Tapuika Iwi Authority Trust, Te Tāhuhu o Tawakeheimoa Trust, Te Kapu o Waitaha, Te Pumautanga O Te Arawa Trust, Bay of Plenty Regional Council, the Rotorua Lakes Council, the Tauranga City Council, and the Western Bay of Plenty District Council.

Their purpose is to promote the restoration, protection and enhancement of the enviromental cultural and spiritual health well-being of the Kaituna River. One of their key functions is to develop and approve the Kaituna River Document.

Draft Kaituna River Document

Te Maru has come up with a draft vision, objectives and desired outcomes and need your help to guide us as we write the document that will enhance and protect the Kaituna River. Visit for more information about Te Maru O Kaituna River Authority.

The Te Pumautanga O Te Arawa Trust representative on Te Maru o Kaituna River Authority is Piki Thomas.

Ngā mihi.

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