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

Apply now for Wai Ora funding 2022

May 23rd, 2022|

This year, Te Wai Māori Trust has made $200,000 available through the fund to help support iwi and hapū to fulfil their aspirations for their freshwater fisheries. This includes promoting and sharing indigenous fisheries' expertise, [...]

Join our team!

March 24th, 2022|

Do you have the drive and passion to truly make a difference for iwi, now and for the future? We are currently seeking applications for a Senior Policy Analyst to join our team and help [...]

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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The River Talks

June 9th, 2016|Funded Projects|

Overview Te Wai Māori Trust supported the Ōmaru Restorative Action Project to restore the mana of Ōmaru, a waterway in Glen Innes, Auckland. This was achieved through a three-day hui called “River Talks” held at [...]

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