Award for maunga

Waikato Times - - News -

Waikato’s Sanc­tu­ary Moun­tain Maun­gatau­tari achieved a Qual­mark Sil­ver Award un­der the new Sus­tain­able Tourism Busi­ness cri­te­ria. Act­ing gen­eral man­ager Melissa Sin­ton said the award con­firms that the busi­ness is not only a high-qual­ity tourism des­ti­na­tion, but it is com­mit­ted to pro­tect­ing the nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment. The sanc­tu­ary’s 47km pest-proof fence is the long­est in the world, pro­tect­ing 3363 hectares of eco­log­i­cal re­serve and many of New Zealand’s en­dan­gered species. It is lo­cated at Tari Road, Pukea­tua.

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