Park management seen as a new model with no equivalent in the world.
There are many ways to encourage a better standard of behaviour and engagement with Te Urewera, says Te Uru Taumatua chair Tamati Kruger. Unprecedented levels of rubbish this summer have made Te Uru Taumatua realise they need to accelerate their work on establishing a collective enterprise to better address this.
"These standards and priorities are something that should be a collective enterprise discussed by Tuhoe with other organisations and individuals."
He said they had addressed this by entering into a number of friendship agreements when they updated licenses, and DOC's system of permitting.
"All of that work was done through establishing friendship agreements like we did with Wairoa Search and Rescue." READ MORE HERE