Northland was chosen because it has…

A relatively healthy environment…
Northland has a good amount of natural habitat remaining, with high numbers of rare and threatened species, a mix of land types for sustainable use, and good potential for restoration of lands and waterways.

And strong people…
Northland has strong iwi / hapu and community relationships and support, and good potential for a powerful, unifying restoration vision: to increase social wellbeing and capital; and to generate economic and social benefits.

The area shaded in red below is where Reconnecting Northland will work.

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