Working with mana whenua hapū to protect Pania
A rōpū of representatives from different marae, hapū and mana whenua entities within the development area are working with us to develop a Marine Cultural Health Programme.
The purpose of the programme is to protect, monitor and assess the cultural health of the marine environment, in particular Pania Reef, during the planned 6 Wharf project.
Collectively we’re developing a cultural monitoring framework, which we’ll use with with our environmental dashboard, to ensure our planned dredging operations are not adversely affecting Te Matau a Māui during the project.
We’re currently developing a website for the programme and will begin monitoring in early 2020.