omaru restorative action

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O.R.A – Omaru Restorative Action

Since 2013 Mad Ave has been working collaboratively with community residents, schools, young people, businesses, Council and Government leaders to create action around the Glen Innes waterway the Omaru River.


The Omaru Restoration Activities work is all about:
  • Restoring Mana and Beauty to the Omaru River
  • Expressing our aroha for each other and our planet
  • Creating inspiring ways of communicating our interests and needs
  • Uplifting our ancestral voice and providing pathways for our children
  • Building our Mauri Ora economy

THE RIVER TALKS
ART + ACTIVISM + AROHA = THE RIVER TALKS
Creative community engagement that brings hundreds of people back to the Omaru River in Glen Innes.

KO AU TE AWA
Matariki planting celebration:
·        Annual Riparian Planting
·        Hundreds of Volunteers
·        Thousands of Native Plants

YOUTH AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT
MAD AVE supports schools and other communities with educational and awareness initiatives

SPRAY FREE
We are committed to a Spray Free approach that ensures no toxins enter the water.

AROHANUI  X
Mad Ave acknowledges all of the koha that has been contributed so generously to growing this restoration mahi as an ongoing commitment to Omaru, to our environment and our futures.

OUTCOMES to date

O.R.A has been a catalyst of a number of outstanding outcomes and movements.
Here are a few of the fruits of the work:
  1. 800
    VOLUNTEERS
  2. 3700
    PARTICIPANTS
  3. 16,000
    NATIVE TREES
  4. 17
    ENVIRONMENT EVENTS