Te Whakamaru o Horohoro

Add Your Heading Text Ngāti Kea Ngāti Tuara has a vision of creating a sanctuary - restoring the forest and the birdsong of Horohoro maunga, Te Horohoroinga o nga ringa o Kahumatamomoe.

Since 2018 we have been working towards restoring and protecting the forest. Our reserach showed that there are high numbers of possums, rodents (rats and mice) and mustelids (ferrets and stoats) on Horohoro maunga. Our goal is to reduce the numbers of these pests to allow our native forest to regenerate and our native birds to flourish.

During this work we also discovered that there is a population of longtailed bats (pekapeka) on the maunga. Pekapeka are very rare so this has
been an exciting find and has motivated us to work harder to protect this taonga species.
A pest control programme is underway on the 568 hectares Horohoro Bush and Mountain Reserve and — ha of conservation land on west of the
maunga.

We would like to acknowledge the support and funding we have received for this project from Department of Conservation, Waikato Regional
Council and Manaaki Kaimai Mamaku Trust.