Toolbox Talk. Te Kohaka o Tuhaitara Trust

Join us for a free talk in the Groundfloor Gallery by Te Kohaka o Tuhaitara Trust representative, Greg Byrnes.


Established in 1998, Te Kōhaka o Tūhaitara Trust (TKoT) is a registered charity, and is the outcome of a Waitangi Tribunal settlement between The Crown and Te Runanga o Ngāi Tahu.


TKoT is responsible for the restoration and ongoing management of approximately seven hundred hectares of native coastal wetland. This land, otherwise known as Tūhaitara Coastal Park, runs from the mouth of the Waimakariri River to the settlement of Waikuku Beach, and includes the culturally significant Tūtaepatu Lagoon.


Residents of the Kaiapoi Pā and, more recently, members of the Ngāi Tūahuriri Runanga have been closely connected to Tūtaepatu Lagoon and the land that surrounds it.


TKoT aims to retain and enhance indigenous biodiversity, and to preserve the values of Ngāi Tahu. TKoT provides a range of opportunities for recreation and environmental education for all people, and has a two hundred year vision for the future.


Visit to learn more.