Te Oneroa-a-Tōhe/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-Tōhe 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 wellbeing within Te Oneroa-a-Tōhe management area now and in the future.
The parties to the partnership (defined through settlement legislation) are:
- Ngāti Kuri
- Te Aupōuri
- 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.