Kite flying at Mount Ruapehu
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January 2020 | Central North Island: Get your whanau involved in special opportunities to explore the natural, cultural and historical sites of the Central Plateau.


Family oriented events are the focus of this year's Mahi Aroha summer programme, a community collaboration aimed at getting people out into nature.

Mahi Aroha offers special opportunities to explore the local flora and fauna, cultural and historical sites, and landscapes of the Central Plateau.

A range of events run from 1 – 30 January 2020 in Ohakune, Owhango, Whakapapa, Turangi and Taupo.

The summer programme has been running for over 50 years. It aims to highlight the importance of protecting the natural environment through participation, and inspiring children and adults to get involved with conservation.

Mahi Aroha is a joint initiative between the Department of Conservation and Project Tongariro.

For the programme of events and bookings visit the Project Tongariro website.

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