Friends of Waitara River Inc.

Our group has spent some time now, representing the community on the number of issues relevant to the River and all of its attributes. We have challenged the NPDC on their stance to dump industrial wastes through their ‘privately owned’ pipe-line; Requested information about the number of ‘effluent spills’ on our coastline; Challenged local government through the consents process; dumping of fracking waste….etc etc etc to ensure that our River, the land and its coastline are protected for all of our mokopuna.
Our group membership consists of fisher and other river users; environmental activists; hapu members; Artists; kuia and koro. Maori and Non-Maori.

Taranaki Climate Justice Taranaki

Is a community group dedicated to justice, resistance, education and positive action at the front lines of climate change.We are based in Taranaki, on the central west coast of New Zealands north island.

The map of oil and Gas sites in Taranaki.

Mount Taranaki views,

Web cam and stills image gallery, live art – Taranaki Vista a Rhyton Project.

The Waitara Project Inc.

The Waitara Project Inc.

Previously know as ‘The Corso Shop’ At 8 McLean Street Waitara, We are now – ‘The Waitara Project’.
The ‘Waitara Corso Shop’ was set-up in response to the idea of providing a recycling venue for Waitara. At the time of the rebuild of the Waitara dump we proposed to the NPDC – such a centre. However, the NPDC could not envisage what we meant, so we walked away and set-up the first shop at 4 West Quay [in the old garages]. We had achieved two things at that time; getting the ‘dump-site’ off the banks of the Waitara Rivers edge and setting up our own recycling community centre. We set up ‘Just Books and Pictures’ at 8 McLean Street – Independent of the ‘Main Shop’ and exclusively for Books, music and pictures. We moved the Main Shop to 57 McLean Street [The old Sharrocks Showroom]. Then in 2010 we added a new section onto the back of the 8 McLean Street Shop and combined the Books and the ‘Main Shop’ together. All this time we operated as a group within Corso Incorporated. And now with Corso Incorporated restructuring the National Organisation, all affiliated groups agreed to hold their own legal identity.

Gallerist –  Michael Lett