TE ARAWA RIVER IWI TRUST (TARIT).
We represent the interests of the three Te Arawa River Iwi located within the Upper Waikato River catchment area, those iwi are;
Ngāti Tahu-Ngai Whaoa,
Ngāti Kearoa-Ngāti Tuarā,
To support Te Arawa River Iwi collectively and individually to assert mana awa and improve the health and wellbeing of the Waikato river, tributaries and environs.
Asserting our Mana whenua, Kaitiakitanga, Ahi Kā and Mana whakahaere to restore the health and well being of the Waikato river, tributaries and environs.
Enabling our people to participate in the restoration and protection of the Waikato River, tributaries and environs.
Implementing measures to restore and protect the Waikato tributaries and environs.
Upholding tikanga, preserving wāhi tūpuna and enhancing mātauranga of Te Arawa River Iwi.
Eugene Berryman - Kamp
Tumu Whakarae / CEO
Pou Arahi Taiao
Te Aroha Mani