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Climate change is an enormous threat to hau ora / wellbeing and to the health of the planet. Every day, we hear about the consequences on the news and increasingly will experience the impacts ourselves.

We can’t just sit around and wait to see what will happen next. We need positive action.

That’s why, together with the local community, the Maketu Iwi Collective developed a climate change adaptation plan to ensure the people of Maketu are prepared for, can adapt to, and will be resilient to a changing climate. This is an iwi-led, whole community effort.

While there are climate challenges, there are also significant opportunities – especially for us in Maketu. With our plan we aim to tackle the challenges and seize the opportunities, so we can safeguard the future of Maketū’s people, places and natural environment. 

View the full plan here.

About Us

Find out more about our road map, partners and people

Kaupapa & Projects

Discover which projects are planned and on-the-go, and how you can get involved

Climate Kōrero

Learn how to talk about climate change – the more we talk about it, the more action will follow

We want to encourage our Maketu whānau, residents and manuhiri to have a kōrero and reflect on what you want the future to look like for you and the generations to come.

The more we talk about climate change, the more we think and care about it, the more likely we are to act on it!

Let’s move away from climate anxiety and distress, towards climate action. Together we must protect our whenua and our people!


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