Tena Tatou Katoa. Ko Tane Davis toku ingoa. I am elected by the Rakiura Tītī Islands Administering to be their representative on the Predator Free Rakiura Group.
The Rakiura Tītī Islands Administering Body was formed to administer 18 Tītī Islands returned from the Crown to Rakiura Maori ownership within the Ngai Tahu Settlement.
To be a member on the Group representing Rakiura Maori/ Ngai Tahu Iwi acknowledges the importance and commitment towards the vision for a Predator Free Rakiura. The concept of removing pests from Rakiura will be a huge asset to the Tītī Islands adjacent to Rakiura. At present those islands experience repeated rat incursions, threatening and endangering the flora and fauna. Rakiura is at the heart of being effected by those introduced pests. The Group are made up of various parties, experienced to recognise there are considerable environmental, social, cultural, and economic benefits from the removal of all predators from Rakiura and the surrounding islands.
The Group acknowledge the importance to build positive community relationships, and work together. For a Predator Free Rakiura.
Qualifications: Member and Chair Rakiura Tītī Islands Administering Body, Member and Chair Whenua Hou Komiti, Ngai Tahu Rep Kakapo Recovery Group, Ngai Tahu Rep New Zealand Conservation Authority, Registered member Oraka Aparima Runaka. Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit.