Rāhui on Waitahanui awa

14 Haratua 2020

The rāhui on Waitahanui in Tongariro will continue under Alert level 2. Ngāti Tutemohuta hapū placed the ban on the awa to protect the community. It’s been in place since the beginning of level 4 lockdown.

Walking, biking, fishing and hunting within its border are restricted.

The rāhui extends from Wharewaka (top of Airport Hill) to Hatepe (the bottom of Hatepe Hill) and includes all reserves, parks, Waitahanui and Awaroa (5mile) foreshore and Waitahanui River.