6 Dec 2015

Public feedback sought on protecting Te Urewera's ecosystem

8:27 am on 6 December 2015

The Government and Ngāi Tuhoe have unveiled a 10-year plan to protect Te Urewera's ecosystem and native wildlife.

Their statement of priorities was launched yesterday in Taneatua, north of Ruatoki, and asks the public for feedback on how to protect the national park.

Minister of Conservation Maggie Barry said the plan will strengthen the connection between Tūhoe and Te Urewera, and won't prevent the public accessing the area.

Te Urewera was last year established as a legal entity, with all the rights and powers of a legal person.