Story: Muaūpoko

Marokopa Wiremu-Matakātea at Lake Horowhenua

Marokopa Wiremu-Matakātea at Lake Horowhenua

Marokopa Wiremu-Matakātea, the nursery manager and a trustee for the Lake Horowhenua Trust, checks on the progress of seedlings planted around the lake, which is a traditional food-gathering site for Muaūpoko. The lake and its surrounds became polluted because of vegetation clearance and farming activities, and as a consequence the fish and bird populations declined. Now Muaūpoko are working through the trust to restore the lake environment and replenish its fisheries.

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Darren Reid, 'Muaūpoko - Muaūpoko today', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/1311/marokopa-wiremu-matakatea-at-lake-horowhenua (accessed 9 August 2020)

Story by Darren Reid, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Feb 2015