Te Roopu Whakaoranga O Te Taha Moana Trust
Location of sites: Waipapakauri (Hukatere) and Taipa
Purpose of group: Preserve, re-establish and restore endangered taonga in the coastal environment. The Trust focuses on replenishing populations of Toheroa and Pingao alongside each other in acknowledgement of the relationship between the two.
About the group: Te Roopu Whakaoranga O Te Taha Moana grow pingao from seed and share their knowledge of the ecological and cultural importance of this plant. The group has produced a number of publications, including How to make a Pingao Putiputi and Nana’s Koha.
Contact: Betsy Young
Phone: 09 409 8568