About Pūtake Taiao

Pūtake Taiao is the responsible body for advocacy, influence, and leadership of environmental matters for the Raukawa Charitable Trust. Pūtake Taiao is tasked with representing the best interests of Raukawa in the management of natural resources.

Our team works to ensure resources are sustainably managed for present and future generations, according to the tikanga and mātauranga of Raukawa. Further to this, Pūtake Taiao provides support and resources to ensure iwi members are able to act as informed and influential kaitiaki proactively managing their environment.

We interact in all aspects of the resource management sector at national, regional and local levels. Pūtake Taiao targets specific policy development and implementation processes, legal processes, operational activities, networks, and forums to deliver the most effective and beneficial results to the Raukawa Settlement Trust, the Raukawa Charitable Trust and iwi members.

Where appropriate, Pūtake Taiao also provides support to a range of projects being undertaken by stakeholders, partners, and iwi members within the Raukawa takiwā. These projects must align with our strategic goals and key areas of focus, and should contribute to the achievement of our team work streams.

In order to undertake these roles and functions, Pūtake Taiao is split into two groups – the Policy and Strategy group and the Projects and Implementation group.