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Sharing our Stories

Taranaki Mounga Project is out and about sharing our stories. There’s been at least a dozen stories in the news media across multiple regional and national media organisations in the past year; The Taranaki Daily News, Radio New Zealand, TVNZ, Te Karere, Te Korimako and the Stratford Press. The stories have covered apprentices under DOC’s Jobs for Nature scheme, kiwi releases, calls for volunteers, appointment of new staff, working conservation dogs, translocations of species, 1080, and birds like the population of whio on the mountain doing well.  

Our education and promotional efforts help explain what we are doing and why, raising awareness of the importance of restoring Taranaki Maunga and species like whio.  

We continue to maintain a strong presence on social media as a way to highlight what we are doing and engage with the wider public. We have 5,390 followers. Our most popular posts are about people. One post about the study achievements of apprentices and rangers reached almost 6,000 people. This year we’ve been highlighting te reo Māori and te ao Māori perspective that’s an important part of our team and culture.