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Building relationships

Friday, December 8th, 2023

Relationships are key to providing the right environment for relocating larger numbers of kiwi from Maungatautari Sanctuary to Taranaki Maunga. Our recent wānanga with Ngāti Koroki Kahukura and Maungatautari whānau was about connecting and building strong relationships across iwi, hapū and taiao groups.

Bringing kiwi back to the Kaitake Range

Tuesday, March 8th, 2022

Kiwi were not seen or heard on the Kaitake Range for decades. After a huge predator control effort by Kaitake Ranges Conservation Trust, Department of Conservation and Taranaki Mounga, 10 kiwi were released on to the range in April 2021. Since then, these kiwi have all now paired up, are breeding and thriving! We wanted to take you back to the day these kiwi were release.

We also wanted to thank so many groups who continue to keep our kiwi safe. In mid-2022 we are excited to be working with Taranaki Kiwi Kohanga at Rotokare to release another 24 kiwi onto Te Papakura o Taranaki.

Taranaki Mounga Tamariki Trainee

Thursday, March 3rd, 2022

What Now NZ spent some time with our Science and Innovation Lead Tama Blackburn and the awesome Korban Knock in the ngahere. Watch their adventure (and hilarious one-liners) as they check out the technology we use on our maunga!

Tipunakore Rangiwai – At home restoring his tupuna maunga

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

Kaiwhakamōkihi/Trainee Ranger Tipunakore Rangiwai (Taranaki Iwi) is helping to restore his maunga. See his journey and how he has positively impacted our Taranaki Mounga Project. Tipunakore joins the project from START Taranaki – a programme that supports young men in

Making a new START toward a rewarding future

Monday, July 6th, 2020

We are proud to work alongside our youth to help them into meaningful employment. Meet Trevor Walker. He comes to the Taranaki Mounga Project from START Taranaki – a programme that supports young men in the youth justice system. ‘Trev’ is helping to restore Koro Taranaki. The maunga is his happy place. Trev has built 300 DOC200 traps and helped to cut tracks for the massive trapline he will be servicing at the top of Mangawhero Road in South Taranaki. All his work is helping to protect whio, kiwi and other precious taonga. TSB Community Trust and Taranaki Mounga are proud to share Trev’s journey with you.

South Taranaki students sound off on stoats

Monday, July 6th, 2020

Auroa School in South Taranaki have developed solar-powered audio sound lures which emit sounds to draw stoats into traps. All in an effort to provide a safe haven to reintroduce whio and other endangered birds back to the region. TSB Community Trust and Taranaki Mounga are proud to share the school’s journey with you

Protecting our environment from Mounga to Moana

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

Taranaki Mounga DOC ranger and Nau Mai Tours owner Tama Blackburn loves his Waitara community. TSB Community Trust and Taranaki Mounga are proud to share this video about Tama, his connection to Koro Taranaki, and his community volunteering efforts with Waitara Taiao and New Horizons Aotearoa.