Mr Willie Wright, of Whangarei, MNZM, for services to conservation
Mr Willie Wright, of Whangarei, MNZM, for services to conservation.
Willie Wright is Programme Manager of Te Uri O Hau / Integrated Kaipara Harbour Management Group (IKHMG). He is a Treaty Negotiator for the settlement of Kaipara Harbour and future co-governance of Kaipara Moana. He has led IKHMG in improving water quality and biodiversity outcomes through community action. He has been a catalyst for the development of Predator Free Kaipara. He has been hands-on in planting thousands of native plants throughout the Kaipara Harbour catchment. He chaired the Northland Conservation Board and has been Trustee of the Kaipara District Economic Development Trust. Mr Wright is a member of Kaipara District Council’s Pou Tu Te Rangi/Harding Park Joint Management Committee.