Why Ngāti Kuri wants a predator proof fence

Jacqui Gibson reports on Ngāti Kuri’s plans for a predator-proof fence in Northland for Wilderness magazine


A late kuia’s vision to restore the land and mana of her people is behind a Northland iwi’s plan to build a $1.2 million predator-proof fence.

In June, Ngāti Kurī announced a plan to build an 8.5km coast-to-coast fence, extending from Te Oneroa a Tohe/Ninety Mile Beach on the west coast to Parengarenga Harbour on the east coast.

The iwi is scoping the full cost, timing and likely size and placement of the fence, as well as looking for partners to help fund and build it. They expect to announce final details later this year …

This story was published in Wilderness magazine.