Kaimahi (Jobs) for Nature (J4N)

MEA was privileged to work in partnership with Te Rūnanga o Te Rarawa, Te Kahu o Taonui and the Department of Conservation Northland to help showcase the significant work being undertaken by communities across Te Taitokerau/Te Hiku to regenerate, restore and heal papatūānuku and te taiao.

Embark on a transformative journey through Jobs for Nature, exploring video interviews with Te Taitokerau's community leaders dedicated to a Predator-Free Tai Tokerau and sustainable environmental revitalisation.

We acknowledge the foundations laid through Ngā Ununahi o Te Ika - the strategy that urges each of us to be deliberate in our collective actions toward a Predator-Free Tai Tokerau.  These stories showcase collective efforts to protect our Taonga species showing the efforts of communities who are removing pests, replanting natives and doing whatever it takes to bring birdsong and life back to the ngāhere - our pātaka kai.

Jobs for Nature (J4N) is a Government-led initiative aimed at revitalising economies post-COVID-19 and providing benefits for the environment through different projects.  Started in 2020, $1.19 billion was invested into the scheme, and applicants included iwi and community organisations, with a collective vision of a Predator-free 2050.

As of June 2023, just over 12,500 people had been employed since the inception of the program, 631,077 hectares of land had undergone pest control and 8,508,389 trees had been planted.

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