Te Oneroa-a-Tōhē/Ninety Mile Beach is a special and iconic place, both used and treasured by many. The beach is of extreme importance to the five iwi of Te Hiku o Te Ika (the far north - the tail of the fish).
To help manage this precious taonga for current and future generations a new body has been created – Te Oneroa-a-Tōhē Board.
The Board is a co-governance partnership for the benefit of the community. Its purpose is to work collectively and collaboratively to provide governance and direction to protect and enhance environmental, economic, social, cultural and spiritual well-being within Te Oneroa-a-Tōhē management area now and in the future.
The parties to the partnership (defined through settlement legislation) are:
- Ngāti Kuri
- Te Aupouri
- Te Rarawa
- Northland Regional Council
- Far North District Council
The board needs to develop a plan for managing the beach – and it needs your help to do it. Visit the Te-Oneroa-a-Tōhē website: www.teoneroa-a-tohe.nz to learn more.