Tuatahi me wehi ki te Atua, te manaakitanga ki te Kiingi Maaori a Tuuheitia me toona Whare.
Ngaa tini aitua Moe mai raa,
Te hunga ora Teenaa koutou katoa
Please find attached the Pest Management information provided to us as one of the Mana Whenua iwi of the Hunua Ranges.
Discussions with Department of Conservation and Auckland Council have been had over the past 6 months to address the pests i.e. rats, rodents, possums, etc that are killing our native bird and wildlife in the Hunua Ranges.
After long discussions and debates Ngaati Paoa and the mana whenua iwi have agreed to a carefully managed 1080 drop in the Hunua Ranges with the view of a sustainable ongoing maintenance and eradication of pests that are seriously affecting the area of Kohukohunui.
Auckland Council staff have visited and informed the Wharekawa Marae Committee of the proposed 1080 drop recently.
The attached information sheet provides information and advice for you and our community along the Wharekawa coast.
There are contact details on the attached information sheet if needed.
Noo reira e te iwi.
Ngaa mihi nui
Hauauru Eugene Rawiri (Hau)