The management of Tauranga’s historic mountain reserve, Mauao or Mount Maunganui, is to be shared following the approval of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Tauranga City Council and the Mauao Trust.

The MOU was approved by the Mauao Trust in May this year and received a similar endorsement by TCC at a Council meeting in June. The new agreement does not affect public access to Mauao, which is protected and will continue.

A special signing of the MOU between the Mauao Trust and the Council will take place on the Mauao Historic Reserve (Oceanside, above the rocky steps) on Sunday 15 September at 10am.

Kua puta te hiahia kia mahi tahi ai nga roopu kaitiaki whenua mo te oranga tonu tana o te maunga tapu kei Tauranga a Mauao. Ko te whakatau kia noho te mana whakahaere o te maunga ki raro i te Kaunihera a rohe o Tauranga me te roopu kaitiaki o Mauao. No te marama o Poutu te Rangi o tera tau ka whakaae te roopu kaitiaki o Mauao kia mahitahi ai ratou me te kaunihera a rohe o Tauranga, e ahei tonu ai te hunga te tirotiro me te hikoi i runga i a Mauao. Hei tenei Ratapu ka tu he ra e haingatia ai tenei o nga whakatau i te tekau karaka i te ata.