About Taranaki Mounga
He Kawa Ora – Back to Life
Taranaki Mounga is a collaboration between the Department of Conservation (DOC), eight Taranaki iwi and philanthropic investor NEXT Foundation, supported by founding sponsors Shell New Zealand, Jasmine Social Investments, TSB Community Trust and Landcare Research.
The project will push the boundaries in landscape-scale ecological restoration, enhancing the mauri – vitality and life-force – of Mt Taranaki over a 20 year period and beyond. Bringing the 34,000 ha of national park encompassing Taranaki, Pouakai, Kaitake and extending 3km to the protected Ngā Motu/Sugar Loaf Islands back to life through a large-scale eclogical restoration project.
Innovative pest management will allow rare and vulnerable wildlife to flourish once again in this treasured place. Threatened species like robin/toutouwai, kiwi, whio/blue duck and petrels will be replenished and bolstered, thriving once more on one of New Zealand’s most revered mountains.