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About the Trust

Te Hoiere Kaitiaki Charitable Trust was formed in 2022 to provide leadership and guidance for the restoration and enhancement of the Te Hoiere Project area and receiving waters. The receiving waters cover Te Hoiere/Pelorus Sound to Te Kakaho/Chetwode Islands.

Our trustees represent tangata whenua, the community, and Marlborough District Council, with special advisers from our key funding partners Department of Conservation and Ministry for the Environment. As trustees, it is our job to reinforce the Te Hoiere Project into the future, using rangatiratanga (leadership), robust governance and funding.

It is our vision that progress to enhance and preserve Te Hoiere will be swift. Regular monitoring and evaluation reports are provided to the trust to ensure social, economic, cultural and environmental gains are both measured and preserved.

A guiding principle of the Te Hoiere Project is kotahitanga (unity), which is the driving strength of the project. People plan and work collaboratively with respect and kindness to restore Te Hoiere/Pelorus land and waters.

The trust ensures that all values of Iwi and all parties are respected, supported and promoted through collaborative partnership.

Co-chairs Barbara Faulls and Waihaere Mason.

Current Trustees

  • Barbara Faulls, Marlborough District Council and Trust Co-Chair
  • Waihaere Mason, Ngāti Kuia and Trust Co-Chair
  • Barbara Richmond (community)
  • Susan Foster (community)
  • Te Ata Tuhimata (Te Rūnanga a Rangitāne o Wairau)

Special Advisers

  • Dave Hayes, Department of Conservation
  • Moana Everson, Ministry for the Environment
  • Alan Johnson, Marlborough District Council

Trust & Project Documents

Te Hoiere Project 2023 Annual Report

Te Hoiere Project 2022 Annual Report

Te Hoiere Integrated Catchment Enhancement Plan (ICEP)

Te Hoiere/Pelorus Catchment Restorations Project - Indicative Business Case

Te Hoiere/Pelorus Catchment Restorations Project - Indicative Business Case Summary

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Meet the Team

The project team and catchment coordinators work in and alongside the community for landscape-scale change across Te Hoiere catchment.
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