Tauparapara written by Megan Ellison for the Wānaka held by the Rūnaka o Ōtākau at Te Nohoaka o Tukiauau / Sinclair Wetlands in July 2009. It is about the Ōtākou rohe/area that extends through to Lake Wakatipu and includes the whakapapa of the ancestress Hā-ki-te-kura.
The wetlands are part of a nationally important and regionally significant wetland complex in the Taieri Plains. There is a mixture of river channels, pools, swamps, and forested islands. Waterbirds are abundant, and are a focus for visitors, who are welcome to walk or kayak, to stay overnight, to help as volunteers, and to connect to the wetland environment, via education and hands-on participation.
Management includes enhancing wetland habitats, control of weeds and pests, and replanting native forest on the ‘islands’ within the wetlands. These activities are looked after by an on-site coordinator, on behalf of Te Nohoaka o Tukiauau/Sinclair Wetlands Trust.
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