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Manaaki Kaimai Mamaku

Iwi led project towards a predator free Kaimai Ranges

Spanning the border between the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions, the Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park stretches for 70 kilometres from the Karangahake Gorge near Waihi to the Mamaku Plateau near Rotorua. This ambitious Predator Free 2050 project involves 10 groups covering 21,000 hectares in some of the most spectacular and challenging areas in Aotearoa.
As we had already created comprehensive systems for both Bay of Plenty Regional Council and Waikato Regional Council, there was no point in "reinventing the wheel" for what the Makaaki Kaimai groups required, so we integrated them into existing systems for pest control and restoration work but kept a separation on the data for privacy.
We registered a new ArcGIS Online portal through the Esri Conservation Program, which offers hugely discounted rates on licencing for conservation and first nation groups, and used this portal to host sensitive data such as Wahi Tapu locations and details for the trust.
The Manaaki Kaimai portal also hosts a "skin" with their branding which is used over the existing Bay of Plenty Regional Council "Kete Taiao" conservation data management system, so Manaaki Kaimai groups get all the benefits and functionality of this system without having to get us to do all the development and maintenance.
This is yet another example of how ArcGIS Online is the best GIS platform for projects that involve collaboration between agencies.

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