Introduction: We recognise the importance of taking care of the land, as it is a taonga (treasure) that has been entrusted to us. We acknowledge the significance of Maramataka, the traditional Maori lunar calendar, as a framework for the management of natural resources, and we commit to integrating its principles into our environmental plan for land protection and regeneration. Our aim is to achieve a healthy and thriving ecosystem that supports the well-being of all living things while respecting and integrating Maori cultural values and knowledge.


  1. To protect and restore the natural biodiversity of the land and waterways through the removal of pests and the reintroduction of native flora and fauna.
  2. To minimise the impact of human activities on the environment, including reducing waste and conserving resources such as water and energy.
  3. To implement sustainable land use practices that balance economic, social, and environmental considerations, including traditional Maori land use practices.
  4. To engage with the local community, including Maori iwi, to share knowledge, promote understanding, and foster collaboration towards environmental sustainability. 


  1. Collaborate with partners such as Autex Industries, Kaipara Moana Remediation and local marae.
  2. Protect and Restore Biodiversity: a. Conduct a biodiversity assessment to identify areas of high ecological value. b. Develop and implement a pest control program to eradicate invasive species. c. Introduce native flora and fauna to restore the natural ecological balance of the land. d. Establish and maintain riparian zones to protect waterways.
  3. Reduce Environmental Impact: a. Conduct a waste audit and implement a waste reduction plan, including composting and recycling. b. Implement energy and water conservation measures, including the use of renewable energy sources. c. Promote sustainable transportation practices, including cycling and public transport. d. Implement a land use plan that minimises the impact of human activities on the environment.
  4. Implement Sustainable Land Use Practices: a. Develop a land use plan that integrates traditional Maori land use practices, such as regenerative agriculture and kaitiakitanga (guardianship) of the land. b. Promote agroforestry and other land use practices that enhance soil health and improve water quality. c. Explore opportunities for eco-tourism and other sustainable economic activities that support environmental sustainability.
  5. Engage with the Community: a. Foster collaboration with local Maori iwi, community groups, and businesses to share knowledge and promote understanding of environmental sustainability. b. Develop and implement educational programs that engage the local community, including schools and youth groups. c. Develop partnerships with other organisations and businesses that share our vision for environmental sustainability.

Maramataka Framework: a. Incorporate the principles of Maramataka, including the recognition of the cycles of the moon and their influence on natural systems. b. Use Maramataka to guide decision-making processes related to land management and restoration. c. Work with Maori iwi to integrate traditional knowledge and practices into our environmental plan and land management strategies. d. Emphasise the importance of kaitiakitanga and the role of humans as guardians of the land.

Conclusion: We are committed to protecting and regenerating the land through sustainable environmental practices that respect Maori cultural values and knowledge. We recognise the importance of Maramataka as a framework for the management of natural resources and will use its principles to guide our decision-making processes. We will work with the local community, including Maori iwi, to achieve our objectives and create a healthy and thriving ecosystem that supports the well-being of all living things.