Welcome to Te Wai Māori
the Māori Freshwater Fisheries Trust
Te Wai Māori was established under the Maori Fisheries Act 2004 to advance Māori interests in freshwater fisheries. Protecting Māori interests in freshwater fisheries ultimately means protecting habitat to ensure quality water and abundant species. Freshwater fisheries include species, habitat, surrounding land, water column, water quality and quantity. We are a product of the Deed of Settlement (Māori Fisheries Settlement) 1992 and an entity of Te Ohu Kai Moana Group
Wai Ora Fund
Through the Wai Ora Fund, Te Wai Māori seeks to enable Māori to develop expertise to promote and advance Māori interests in freshwater fisheries through development, research and education.
Tiaki Wai Fund
Through the Tiaki Wai Fund, Te Wai Māori seeks to enable Māori to develop expertise to promote and advance Māori interests in freshwater fisheries through development, research and education.
Te Wai Māori News
In a three-part mini documentary series 'He Reo Whakamana', Te Wai Māori Trust travels to three different waterways, once significant mahinga kai areas, to capture the state of the tuna, waterways and hear from kaitiaki [...]
Media Release: Freshwater species show vulnerability to climate change 15 September 2020 A new study has identified seven freshwater species native to Aotearoa-New Zealand that will likely be highly or very highly vulnerable to climate [...]
He reo tō te wai
He reo tō te tangata
Kotahi tonu te whakapapa, whakakotahitia!
Our water has its language | As too do our people have theirs | Both born of one whakapapa, United!.