Kia ora!

Te Weu Tairāwhiti is a collective of local researchers focused on the future risks and opportunities for Tairāwhiti. We all have something to offer and invite you to join us.

There are 600,000 hectares currently used for pasture and exotic tree plantations in Tairāwhiti. What happens on this land has huge consequences for local jobs, indigenous biodiversity and income for landowners.

We’ve created some resources to help local conversations about climate change and land use:


We’ve created a dynamic dashboard for Tairāwhiti residents to explore land use scenarios for the region. The dashboard lets users see what happens under different land use and market scenarios. The land use allocation and market allocations will result in one of six scenarios. We’ve listed the pros, cons and risks of each scenario – and represented these in graphic illustrations.

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We’ve produced four videos covering: (1) a history of land use in Tairāwhiti; (2) what the science says about climate change impacts in the region; (3) an introduction to carbon farming and its impacts; and (4) possible sustainable land use options for Tairāwhiti. 

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We’ve identified six possible land use scenarios for the region and created lists of the pros, cons and risks associated with each. We’ve produced poster sets of the six scenarios in Te Reo Māori and English.

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We’re collecting and sharing templates, guides, reports, strategies, plans and data sets for residents to use for local risk assessments and planning processes.

Click above to go to the templates and guides