Mana whenua (or Iwi/Hapū)

Hauraki Iwi, Ngāti Haua, Ngāti Hako

Special natural values (geology and ecology including flora/fauna)

Mt Te Aroha retains temperate forests on lower slopes rising to montane forest types on the main range. Tawa and rewarewa dominate below 500m altitude. More sub-tropical forest types found at lower altitude nearer the coast in the east, mixed broadleaved & podocarp species. At higher elevation more podocarp species, rimu, miro & occasionally kauri.Contains the nationally ranked ecological area at Te Aroha with silver beech forest, striped skink, Te Aroha stag beetle & Hochstetters frog.The forest here is the headwater to xx waterway/s, and borders the Karangahake River, which flow through the Hauraki Plains to Hauraki Gulf.

What’s happening already?

Currently, this area receives some goat control, and there are some relatively small-scale community initiatives around the edges. The Lund Road Care Group is the largest of these in the south-east of the block.New funding from BOPRC/DOC/WRC will see increased control of feral goats in this area over 2020-2025.Contains the nationally ranked ecological area at Te Aroha with silver beech forest, striped skink, Te Aroha stag beetle & Hochstetters frog.The forest here is the headwater to xx waterway/s, and borders the Karangahake River, which flow through the Hauraki Plains to Hauraki Gulf.
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