The management of Tauranga's historic mountain reserve, Mauao or Mount Maunganui, is to be shared following the approval of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Tauranga City Council and the Mauao Trust.
The MOU was approved by the Mauao Trust in May this year and received a similar endorsement by TCC at a Council meeting in June. The new agreement does not affect public access to Mauao, which is protected and will continue.
A special signing of the MOU between the Mauao Trust and the Council will take place on the Mauao Historic Reserve (Oceanside, above the rocky steps) on Sunday 15 September at 10am. If the weather is not good the signing will take place at the Mount Surf Club.