Fourteen Tairāwhiti properties have been awarded a share
of the $100,000 Natural Heritage Fund (NHF) for the
2021/2022 financial year.
The fund has more than
tripled in value over the past three years from $30,000 in
the 2018/2019 financial year.
NHF is a Council fund.
It gives back to significant projects on private properties
that increase the wellbeing of our environment. The fund is
intended to assist private landowners to protect or enhance
indigenous biodiversity on their land. The fund gives
recognition and support from Council to the positive
contribution landowners make to retaining biodiversity
values as guardians/kaitiaki of their land.
Council received a record number of 20 applications which
exceeded the amount of the NHF.
assessed using the biodiversity merit ranking sheet, which
considers the social, cultural and environmental attributes
and gains of a project.
The amounts approved at
Council’s Operations meeting for the 2021/2022 financial
- Gaddums Hill Protection Management
Area Enhancement Project – $10,500
- Te Kopae Bush
Protection Management Area Fencing Project –
- Mangaotane Station Trust Conservation
Project – $6,000
- Maungarongo o Te Kooti Reserve
Wetland Restoration Project – $10,000
Station Protection Management Area Fencing Project –
- Willows Road – Maungarongo Wetland Margin
Project – $6,000
- Koranga Station Pest Control
Project – $3,500
- Waikereru Wetland Restoration
Project – $8,500
- Kotare Station – Murphy’s Bush
Planting and Pest Control Project – $9,000
Station Riparian Project – $7,000
- Aerial Station
Fencing Project – $5,000
- Lark Ridge Biodiversity
Project – $5,000
- Tralee Station Revegetation Project
- Waikohu River Riparian Project –
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