[2 November/New Zealand Herald]

Te Rarawa Noho Taiao, a marae-based environmental programme is a finalist for this year’s WWF-New Zealand Conservation Innovation Awards. The experience is aimed at exposing young iwi members to environmental issues to boost awareness and encourage environmental leadership and innovation at the hapu and iwi level. In January, the programme will take around 30 teenagers on a 4-day trip, which will focus on sand dunes, native bush and estuarine ecology alongside the Matauranga Maori.