A Memorandum of Understanding to ensure the protection and enhancement of the Whangawehi River and catchment area was signed at a ceremony at Tuahuru Marae on Saturday, July 16, 2011.
The MoU was the result of more than a year of consultation and discussion between Wairoa District Council, Hawke's Bay Regional Council and Tangata Whenua of Mahia, represented by marae trustees of Kaiuku, Tuahuru, Ruawharo and Mahanga maraes, Mahia Māori Committee and landowners of the Whangawehi catchment.
A second signing took place in February 2013, involving new signatories Department of Conservation, Grandy Lake Forest, Pat and Sue O'Brien and the Mahia Māori Committee.
The MoU states that WDC will act to protect the integrity of the Whangawehi River and will involve tangata whenua in the design, management and operational aspects of the wastewater scheme. In the unlikely event that contamination should occur, WDC will do everything possible to rectify the situation. The agreement is reviewed annually.
The Whangawehi Catchment Management Group meet regularly, with the following focus:
"To maintain or improve the different cultural, ecological, recreational and economical values of the Whangawehi catchment."
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