Mana Taiao Tairawhiti (MTT) submission to the Ministerial Inquiry into Land Use in Tairāwhiti and Te Wairoa
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga supported Mana Taiao Tairāwhiti (MTT) in their submission to the Ministerial Inquiry into Land Use in Tairāwhiti and Te Wairoa. Mana Taiao Tairāwhiti (MTT) is an informal network of Tairāwhiti residents and others concerned about land use and the impacts of woody debris.
The MTT submission is unique in that it is based on a systematic review of more than 130 peer reviewed studies and other reference material, along with the testimony and evidence provided by residents affected by land use and weather events in Tairāwhiti. It relied on thousands of hours of volunteer time to pull different threads together. Many of these volunteers continue to deal with the impacts of recent events themselves – emotionally and physically.
The MTT collective and effort focussed decades of work and experience. MTT has presented this work in a series of papers available from the Mana Taiao Tairawhiti website https://manataiao.wordpress.com/
- MTT Submission
- Thematic Summaries of Evidence
- Searchable database of publications reviewed
- Expert papers:
- Dr Christina Hood – The NZ Emissions Trading Scheme in relation to afforestation in Tairāwhiti – key changes proposed
- Will Tate-Jamieson – A history of the development of the National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forests: problems and opportunities
- Dr Shaun Awatere, Dr Nathanael Melia, Dr Greg Bodeker, Suzanne Lambie – Climate Change and Land Use in Tairāwhiti
- Dr David Hall – financing biodiversity restoration
- Don Miller – Analysis of factors likely contributing to Mangahauini Gorge slip