Kāi Tahu Experience at Te Nohoaka o Tukiauau / Sinclair Wetlands
A guided walk at Te Nohoaka o Tukiauau/Sinclair Wetlands focusing on Kāi Tahu traditional ecological knowledge and environmental restoration
Te Nukuroa o Matamata is a Job for Nature project, managed by Te Rūnaka o Ōtākou that has operated in the lower Taiari since 2021. It aims to reverse the negative effects of drainage, adverse land use practices in the Waihora/Waipōuri wetlands, and promote Kāi Tahu traditional knowledge. You are invited for a guided hikoi (walk) through the Te Nohoaka o Tukiauau / Sinclair Wetlands, an opportunity to learn about local history, rokoā (medicines) and raraka (weaving) materials of importance to manawhenua. You will also experience the Te Runaka o Ōtakou vision for the future of the environment.