Orokonui Ecosanctuary. Te Korowai o Mihiwaka
Kati Huirapa Runaka ki Puketeraki is closely involved with supporting the Otago Natural History Trust in its development of the 307 hectare Orokonui Nature Reserve, near Waitati.
The Runaka has been actively supporting the Trust in its endeavours to reintroduce threatened native flora and fauna to the sanctuary including Kakaruai (South Island Robin), Tieke (South Island Saddleback), Jewelled Gecko, Haast Tokoeka Kiwi, Tuatara and Kaka. The Runaka initiated the establishment of a pa harakeke (native flax grove) and assists with its maintenance.
To learn more about Te Korowai o Mihiwaka, Orokonui Ecosanctuary go to www.orokonui.org.nz