Project Mahitahi is a ground-breaking collaborative effort to restore the ecosystem of the Maitai/Mahitahi Valley.
Project Mahitahi vision statement
The Mauri (or life force) of the Mahitahi is restored- ki uta ki tai – so that native plants and wildlife can thrive within a functioning and connected eco-system and people and communities are inspired to nurture and value the Mahitahi as a taonga for past, present, and future generations.
Project Mahitahi partners
- Kotahitanga mō te Taiao Alliance
- Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Rārua
- Ngāti Koata Trust
- Te Ātiawa Manawhenua Ki Te Tau Ihu Trust
- Nelson City Council
Project Mahitahi builds on work that landowners in the catchment and the wider community have been doing for many years,
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How you can help
Read about how you can get involved with Project Maitai / Mahitahi.
Maitai Ecological Restoration Plan
Learn about the Maitai Ecological Restoration Plan
Project Mahitahi Events
Bring your family and friends and plant a tree to restore the mighty forests of the Maitai Valley.
Project Mahitahi Jobs for Nature
Learn how Project Mahitahi will provide local employment opportunities.