The natural environment is protected, restored and/or enhanced

  • Sustains and enhances the natural environment
  • Local flora and fauna which are familiar and significant to Mana Whenua are key natural landscape elements within urban and / or modified areas
  • Natural environments are protected, restored or enhanced to levels where sustainable Mana Whenua harvesting is possible

  • Re-establishment and thickening of local biodiversity
  • Creating and connecting ecological corridors and webs
  • Planting of appropriate indigenous flora in public places, strategies to encourage native planting in private spaces
  • Selection of plant and tree species as seasonal markers , to provide habitat for all native fauna  as attractors of native bird life
  • Establishment and management of traditional food and cultural resource areas allowing for active kaitiakitanga

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