We bring together the multiple kaitiaki and stakeholders of the Kaimai and northern Mamaku plateau catchments.These are the people who care for and value the forests, farms and waters of the Waihou River and Tauranga Harbour areas.

Rob McGowan is the chairperson of the Forum, which is comprised of a small representative group of members, and a wider plenary which is open to the general public.

Chris Tangitu (Ngati Ranginui) and Kate Akers (Kaimai Catchments project coordinator, NZ Landcare Trust) at Tutereinga Marae

Forum hui at Tutereinga Marae

Kaupapa and vision of the Kaimai Mamaku Catchments Forum

The Kaimai thrive; hence we thrive.

The Forum sees itself as a change agent – a commitment by each and all to doing things differently.

  • Forum members recognise the Kaimai as a taonga, and Mana Whenua as kaitiaki. Our forum is a community partnership that invites us all to stand together for this place.
  • We work as peers, each bringing our own skills and perspectives to the common good of the Kaimai and future generations.