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Te Rātā Whakamaru: Community-science solutions for employment and myrtle rust resistance
Presenter: Heidi Dungey (Scion) and the Te Rātā Whakamaru team
Date: 21 February 2024, 11am NZST
Myrtle Rust Jobs for Resistance – Te Rātā Whakamaru is a Scion-led project funded by the Department of Conservation – Te Papa Atawhai, which is being delivered in partnership with Rotoiti 15 Trust. The aim of the project is to provide jobs for people in the community while protecting vulnerable Myrtaceae against myrtle rust. Divided into six phases, the project includes field technician (manukura and hōmiromiro) training, mapping susceptible myrtle species in the Bay of Plenty, monitoring and surveillance, co-developing a conservation strategy, knowledge sharing, and creating an exit strategy for the project.
Join us to hear Heidi Dungey and the Te Rātā Whakamaru team present an overview of the project. They will share the outcomes and success stories from the manukura and hōmiromiro and talk about the benefits of collaborating with iwi and hapū, problem-solving through different worldviews, integrating Māori and Pākehā knowledge, and the importance of connecting via networks in Mauao, Āwhitu and Te Araroa.
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