Te Hakari is a dune wetland that is being fully restored to ecological health with NWR funding
Image: Rob Suisted | ©


This funding programme is to protect the natural integrity of Māori land and preserve mātauranga Māori.

Ngā Whenua Rāhui offers two funds:

  • The Ngā Whenua Rāhui Fund provides protection for Māori landowners through 25 year renewable kawenata. Applications are open from 1 March to 31 May each year.
  • The Mātauranga Kura Taiao Fund seeks to preserve the customs, history and stories associated with whenua Māori and tikanga. The Fund is not currently accepting applications due to oversubscription. Check back here for updates.

Nga Whenua Rāhui biennial report 2020–2022


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