Kaupapa Māori and Waka Tapa Rua / Biculturalism
Mana whenua leadership and kaitiakitanga are central to our kaupapa and vision. We aim for both Tauiwi and Tangata Whenua to be the best treaty partners acknowledging Te Tiriti ō Waitangi in how we acknowledge both sides of the waka and how both have unique mātauranga and lived experiences, each drawing from cultural strengths and learning along our journey to restoring the mana and natural hauropi.
Through our taiao-based kaupapa and partnership, our emphasis and focus on whakawhanaungatanga and sense of interconnection with te taiao will thrive.
Tauiwi: foreigner, European, non-Māori
Tangata Whenua: local people, hosts, indigenous people - people born of the whenua
Mātauranga: knowledge, wisdom, understanding, skill
Taiao: world, Earth, the natural world, environment, nature
Whakawhanaungatanga: kinship, sense of family connection - a relationship through shared experiences and working together which provides people with a sense of belonging
Kaupapa Whakaora Kaiao a Jutland
Jutland Ecological Restoration Project
Jutland Reserve is a unique space that borders the inner Waitemata estuary and contains rare cliff habitat that can be difficult to restore and requires a unique array of plants.
There is a rich history in this reserve with some archaeological sites, bordered by navy housing, and spectacular views of the city over the estuary with views also of rare shorebirds.
Restoring Takarunga Hauraki is increasing the shore plantings to protect the cliffs from weather events and to increase habitat and reduce invasive weeds.
Ōperetu Fort Takapuna Memorial Forest
O Peretu has a long history. It has been called Takapuna Point (the name of the spring at Maungauika ‘borrowed’ for this place), Stark’s Point (the name of the Victorian owner and land developer), and more recently Fort Takapuna (built to defend Tamaki Makaurau from Russian Attack), Narrow Neck Camp (the place Maori and Pacific Island soldiers were trained for the First World War and at the same time where the war resisters from Waikato/Tainui were imprisoned) and Fort Cautley (the name of the army establishment from about 1960). HMNZS Tamaki, the naval training establishment is still present on part of the site leased by Ngāti Whatua Orakei. We are focused on engaging all people to connect to this history, especially the Mana Whenua and Tauiwi groups. and spark the imagination of the general public and local school communities to participate and celebrate in this project by creating a memorial forest on this historically and culturally significant whenua. This natural monument will add to the Ngātaringa Eco-corridor Project plans to create additional native wildlife habitats across the peninsula
to Ngataringa Bay as part of the Northwest Wildlink from the Hauraki Gulf "treasure" island