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Project Mahitahi

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 are:


Project Mahitahi Logo Competition

Project Mahitahi is seeking ideas for a logo to represent the vision for this work that will be recognisable, and symbolise the many partners working together to achieve that vision.  You’ll find out more about the project here.

There are cash prizes of a $200 Prezzy card for each of the finalists, and a $500 Prezzy card for the winning design selected to progress to completion, with the creator of the winning entry working with a professional designer to see their logo become reality.

For further information, competition rules, and to find out how to participate, email:

Entry forms and T&C available at

The competition is open until 5pm 5 February 2021.