Latest update: July 2019:At this point there is no change to the status of our maunga. The rahui will remain in place until at least September by which time we hope to have a Management Plan ready.
Ngati Huarere places Rahui on Motutere (Castle Rock)
The rahui is still in place (22/01/2019)
Ngati Huarere have implemented a rahui (a temporary ritual prohibition) on their maunga Motutere, also know as Castle Rock, until further notice following the deaths of two people in recent months.
This closure is effective immediately and the public are asked not to access the site.
"As legal owners, we want to take time to discuss how we manage our maunga going forward," says Wanda Brljevich, Ngati Huarere spokesperson.
"This mountain is private property and notice is given that any unauthorised access will be taken as trespassing. Ngati Huarere does not accept any responsibility for anyone accessing the site, " says Mrs Brljevich.
For further information contact details for the iwi are listed below.
Chairman - Ngati Huarere Trust
Home Phone: (09) 278 4353
Mobile Phone: 021 257 9374
Vice Chairperson - Ngati Huarere Trust
87 Whangapoua Road
Home Phone: (07) 866 7731
Mobile Phone: 0211 668 233