What is Poutiri Ao ō Tāne all about?

The Poutiri Ao ō Tāne vision sees the beating wings of seabirds and other native birds returning to the Maungaharuru-Tutira catchment, appropriate nutrient and emission cycles being restored, and vulnerable species flourishing in co-existence with sustainable agricultural and forestry production. Read more…

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Where is Poutiri Ao ō Tāne?

The Maungaharuru-Tutira catchment, 50km north of Napier. However, working with several private landowners and existing restoration projects in the area. Read more…

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Poutiri Ao ō Tāne is about ‘embracing the sacred knowledge of Tāne’ for a collaborative ecological and social restoration project.

Planting native trees

Habitat Restoration

Habitat restoration initiatives will include planting along our rivers and lakes with the goals of enhancing small fragments of existing bush… Read more…


Species Reintroductions

We initially propose to reintroduce three ecologically important and charismatic bird species to the Maungaharuru Range, contingent on the…Read more…

Monitoring tunnel and tracking paper


New Zealand is known for cutting edge technologies in pest control, pest eradication and species management. This is a focus of the Poutiri Ao ō Tāne project… Read more…


Predator Control

Introduced mammalian pests are the most significant threat to indigenous species in New Zealand’s native habitats… Read more…



“In the end, we will conserve only what we love, we will only love what we understand and we will only understand what we are taught.” Read more…

Bevan Taylor; kaumatua Ngati Tu

Communication & Engagement

This work will mean very little if we can’t share what is happening. All of New Zealand will benefit from differing aspects of Poutiri Ao ō Tāne… Read more…


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