Other Northland schools can also become involved by contacting the TTTA Manager, Denise Jelicich, based at Tikipunga High School
Papa Taiao Earthcare links environmental action and youth enterprise to promote a more sustainable Aotearoa / New Zealand.
Our programmes encourage young people to use their head, hands and heart. We use students’ passion for the environment to think creatively about how to solve current environmental issues. After learning about the challenges to the environment students identify local issue that they feel they can improve then they propose solutions.
Papa Taiao then sources skilled support for ragantahi in their community. These instructors and mentors then teach the practical skills to turn their ideas into environmental enterprises. Our aim is to develop future problem solvers who are able to generate job opportunities in environmental restoration and sustainability in Te Hiku The Far North.