On Saturday the 28th of April 2018, the Whangawehi Catchment Management Group (WCMG) offered a guided tour to three Whakaki Lake Trustees-Paihau Solomon, Willy Kahukura and Archie Waikawa. Aurthur Bowen (Cultural Health Index Coordinator) and Nic Caviale (Project Co-ordinator) showed the representatives a number of key areas of the project starting from the Whangawehi bridge all the way up to Okepuha Station.
On the way they stopped at the Whare on Taharoa where the group stopped to enjoy a bite to eat. This site offers a superb view of the valley and is surrounded by a collection of flax for weaving. We exchanged a lot of ideas, dreams and aspirations for the future.
The last stop was on Okepuha Station, award winners at the Balance Environmental Awards. The WLT group appreciated the recent plantings and the fencing standard. On behalf of the WCMG we thank you for taking the time to visit our project. It was great to see there enthusiasm and invigoration. We hope we inspired them by showing what working together can achieve. We wish them all the best.