Ka tiu he toroa a uta, ka hoka he toroa a tai, mari ripiripi o te rangi, te ana kohakoha o te rangi, te rangi pununui, te rangi puroroa, te rangi hauora…

Hauora ki tupua, hauora ki tawhito, hauora ki to tātou maunga e tū mai nei….ka hau ora!

Nau mai e te iwi kia piri, kia tata, nau mai ki te whāinga mai i te kōmuri aroha a ō tātou tauheke kua huri ki tua, Nau mai ki te pae tukutuku e hauora ai tō tātou tupuna maunga a Taranaki e tū mai nei…

Nau mai e rarau…

The Albatross glides across the sky, as a symbol of change and a breath of life…. Sustained and enduring life, a reinvigorated mountain that stands before us….

This is our greeting to you, draw close to us so that we may acknowledge those of the past and their enduring efforts, come close to us, so that we may imbue life into our mountain ancestors, Taranaki, Pouakai, Kaitake and the Ngāmotu Islands…

Welcome, be settled…


Keep on track

We believe in order to restore the ecological vitality of Taranaki Mounga it’s going to take a team effort. Everyone can play their part. These links can help us keep you informed on up-to-date information.

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  • 71% increase
    In whio ducklings
  • Over 7800
    Predator traps on the Mounga
  • 1353
    Goats culled since April 2016
  • Zooniverse
    Help identify species captured on our wildlife cameras.
About the project

A collaborational effort.

Taranaki Mounga is a collaboration between the Department of Conservation (DOC), Taranaki iwi Chairs forum and philanthropic investors NEXT Foundation, and Toi Foundation. The project pushes the boundaries in landscape-scale ecological restoration over an area that includes the 34,000 hectares of national park encompassing Taranaki, Pouakai, Kaitake and the protected Ngā Motu/Sugar Loaf Islands. Taranaki Mounga will restore and revitalise the environment so wildlife will once again flourish in this treasured place. Other foundation sponsors include Shell New Zealand, Jasmine Social Investments and Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research. 

Our Vision
Our Objectives


Our project success is thanks to our staff, our partners, volunteers and our communities.
Here are just three of many stories showing how we’re all working together to restore our Mounga.


Bringing kiwi back to the Kaitake Range

Kiwi were not seen or heard on the Kaitake...

Taranaki Mounga Tamariki Trainee

What Now NZ spent some time with our Science...

South Taranaki students sound off on stoats

Auroa School in South Taranaki have developed solar-powered audio...

Heheua te mangemange nui kia tupu
whakaritorito te toi a te kawa ora

Clear the obstruction to let
well-being flourish

Our Partners
Along for the Journey
Our Partners
Be a part of the journey


We have hundreds of volunteers giving their gift of time to support a number of different parts of our project.

This ranges from monitoring and growing mealworms for toutouwwai / North Island robin, to building DOC200 traps and managing traplines as we extend the network across the national park.

If you’re interested in participating, please fill out this form and we will get back to you.

Ngā mihi

  • Registration for volunteers