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Mikaere sets sights on Mauao future
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The newest member of the Mauao Trust says he’s looking forward to the task of balancing the environmental, cultural and economic aspects of the iconic maunga.

Buddy Mikaere was elected by Ngati Pukenga to replace the late Awanuiarangi Black on the multi-iwi trust.

He says the immediate focus is on environmental recovery projects such as clearing pest species.

"And then we can look the future, how can we do things, or what kind of things should we do to make sure that it is positioned as a spiritual tohu for iwi in this part of the world, there is its environmental side, there is its attraction as a tourism venue and something to come and look at and look out from," Mr Mikaere says.

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