Ngā kaupapa huri i te rohe / Projects Around the Rohe

Mon 1 Mar 2010: Manaaki Taha Moana: Enhancing Coastal Ecosystems for Iwi

Title of the Project: Manaaki Taha Moana: Enhancing Coastal Ecosystems for Iwi
Funded by: Foundation for Research and Technology (FRST) for 6 years from October 2009 to end September 2015
Amount: $1.1million (incl GST) per year, plus co-funding from various organisations
Parties involved:

  • Ecological Economics Research Centre New Zealand (EERNZ) at Massey University (recent name change from New Zealand Centre for Ecological Economics NZCEE)
  • Taiao Raukawa (Environmental Research Unit for Ngāti Raukawa ki te tonga) Manaaki Taiao Incorporated and iwi Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi in Tauranga Moana, Bay of Plenty
  • Wakadigital, Tauranga
  • Cawthron Institute, Nelson

There is also extensive and enthusiastic support from many central and local government agencies, as well as from iwi authorities, hapū and kaumatua.

Aim of the Research:

To restore and enhance coastal ecosystems and their services of importance to iwi, through a better knowledge of these ecosystems and the degradation processes that affect them.

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Thu 25 Feb 2010: Drinking Water Assistance Programme - Update

Future funding for the “Drinking Water Assistance Programme", (DWAP), is now looking uncertain under the current Government regime.  Despite the fact that this initiative was funded and therefore budgeted for a future of five years,  the last funding round was in March of last year 2009.  The normal funding rounds of March and September appear to be put on hold.

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Thu 25 Feb 2010: Tukorehe Marae Projects

Tikorangi Nursery has a wide range of native plants and can cater for small properties to large restoration projects.
For further information regarding Tikorangi Native Nursery sales, contact 0800 TUKOREHE (0800 885 673).

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Tue 1 Dec 2009: Ngātokowaru Marae Projects

Ngātokowaru Marae are currently restoring sections of the Hōkio stream. They will continue to plant natives along the strip beside the Marae this winter. Visit the Ngātokowaru website to read more about this project and see before and after photo’s by clicking here.


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Wed 4 Nov 2009: Ahi Kaa Roa to Manaaki Taha Moana

Ahi Kaa Roa to Manaaki Taha Moana: Enhancing Coastal Ecosystems for Iwi

As the Ahi Kaa Roa Research team continue with their work on their case study for Ecosystems Services for Te Iwi o Ngati Tukorehe Trust, Taiao Raukawa the wider Environmental Research Unit for the entire takiwä await the outcomes of funding for the potential major collaborative research project called Manaaki Taha Moana: Enhancing Coastal Ecosystems for Iwi. If successful this project will take place with iwi environmental group Manaaki Taiao Incorporated, Tauranga; the New Zealand Centre for Environmental Economics; Landcare Research Manaaki Whenua; Massey University and Cawthron Marine Centre, Nelson.

The main area of research interest includes the Waiwiri Stream to Waitohu coastal regions and north end of Kapiti. In the near future (with funding bids made to other agencies) the project may encompass Rangitikei waterways to sea and the dune lakes and stream systems north and south of Ötaki.

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