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.

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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.

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 Te Wai Māori News

Apply now for our Tiaki Wai Fund

April 19th, 2021|0 Comments

Apply now for our Tiaki Wai Fund 19/04/2021 We're pleased to announce that applications are open for our Tiaki Wai Fund for this year. Established in 2019, funding is available to iwi, hapū, and Māori [...]

Wai Ora Fund Now Open for 2021

March 4th, 2021|0 Comments

Wai Ora Fund Now Open for 2021 04/03/2021 Te Wai Māori Trust is pleased to announce it is now seeking applications for the 2021 Wai Ora Fund. This year, Te Wai Māori Trust has made $200,000 [...]

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!.