Restoring the environment
The project’s substantial environmental restoration programme is a major highlight of Te Ara o Te Ata. For us, protecting Parininihi for our mokopuna and their mokopuna is paramount. The programme provides a long-term approach to saving our native forest, birds and animals, and our waterways, which are threatened by introduced pests and predators. This environmental programme involves pest management over 3,650 ha, restoration planting and measures to ensure taonga wildlife species are protected before, during and following construction.
Treading lightly on the land as much as possible guides the project.