Otara Waterway and Lake Trust

Te mauri o te rangi Te mauri o te whenua Te mauri ora o Tara
‘Everything is connected’

 

Te mauri o te rangi

Te mauri o te whenua

Te mauri ora o Tara

‘When the lake,waterways and wildlife flourish, the people flourish'

 

The Ōtara Waterways and Lake Trust has a long term vision to restore the mauri of the Ōtara waterways and reconnect people to their local creeks and streams.   This vision has three themes:  Mauri, Connection and Pride - all three themes are interconnected.

 

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Pride

The people of Otara and Howick will be regularly celebrating the waterways and lake, rewarded by their active Kaitiakitanga of this place


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Connection

The Otara waterways and lake will be restoredand central to our sense of place and will be actively used to connect different parts of our community.


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Mauri

The Otara waterways and lake will be restored and safely used for swimmimg, fishing, food, gathering and bloating.Native species will have re-established connection to historial habitats and increased their range within the catchment.