Matauranga

Mātauranga — Knowledge

“Whaowhia te kete mātauranga”
“Fill the basket of knowledge”

What do we know about the issues impacting our environment?

Whangaroa contains many unique and iconic plants, birds, insects, and other native species. These, together with the pests and other factors, are the issues which impact Whangaroa ngahere and taiao.

Examples include: 

Pekapeka, Tuatara, Pupurangi, …

  • Pests
  • Rats
  • Possums
  • Stoats
  • Feral cats
  • Pigs
  • Goats

Pathogens and other pests: 

  • Kauri dieback
  • Myrtle rust
  • Fan worm
  • Wild ginger
  • Privet

Siltation and pollution of waterways

Resources

a planters handbook

for Northland Natives including special plants for wetlands, coast and bird food