Strategic partnerships, like the one the trust has with Watercare, are proving vital to achieving maunga restoration across the region, Taua says.
Puketutu Island is located in the Manukau Harbour in Auckland, New Zealand. Justin Smith, the man in charge of Watercare's biosolids project on the island, describes the work as being akin to making a tiramisu, although the smell is far from dessert-like.

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First glimpse of Kelliher Estate’s manor house, Spanish Mission House in structured, Spanish-style garden setting. The island was renowned for pipi and mullet; oyster and scallop beds grew on the reefs. A key feature in the design, which enabled the historic fill to remain in place, was the construction of a 10m wide material replacement zone (MRZ) on the internal face of the perimeter embankment. Balkema Publishers. Information on the Internet is … There was a change to the consent conditions to permit alternatives with equivalent containment. Towering above to the left is the island's only remaining volcanic cone, named Te Tihi o Rakataura by mana whenua. Read more about the future restoration of the Island as a public park. ", "There is also a huge benefit I am really looking forward to sharing it all here on this blog! owned by Maori, but in 1845 the Native Chiefs of New Zealand Numerous investigations (approx. The road train pulls alongside the cell, and one by one the biosolids fall into the pre-constructed cells.