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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