He Ripo Kau

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He Ripo Kau represents a collective of iwi, hapū, marae, conservation groups and organisations across the Hokianga working toward a shared 100-year vision: a landscape of abundance, with bird-filled forests that stretch to the sea and clean, clear waterways teeming with life, and where a tapestry of regenerative land use sustains people to live the lives they value.

With their intentions set, this tapere has spent the past four years taking action to improve the health of the land, waterways and people of the wider Hokianga, by addressing the issues the community have identified with their whenua, awa and ngahere outlined in their connectivity plan.

Reconnecting Northland supports He Ripo Kau by facilitating hui, providing local coordination, streamlining access to resources through Te Kete Hononga, and working with agency partners to identify and progress collaborative opportunities.

He Ripo Kau has also been supported by a 2-year Kānoa-RDU project, Clean Clear Water, from 2020-2022 which has brought an additional $3.2million in to conduct 75km of riparian fencing and 75ha of riparian planting on the Whirinaki and Waimamaku Rivers.