Graeme Atkins IV NTOTW 01 11 2021

Hearing birdsong in the Raukumara Ranges and eradicating the pests responsible for the decimation of native flora and fauna is the main aim of the Raukumara Pae Maunga Restoration Project. Erana caught up with local DOC worker and native plant enthusiast Graeme Atkins about the many job opportunities that are coming up for whanau and the ceremonial planting of ngutu kaka at Anaura Bay, grown from collected by a botanist on the Endeavour in 1769.Atkins