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

Summer office closedown

December 21st, 2020|0 Comments

22 Hakihea 2020 Despite the challenges for us all across Aotearoa in 2020, Te Wai Māori Trust is proud of the work and the results its been able to produce this year. As we draw [...]

Director positions coming up in 2021

December 18th, 2020|0 Comments

18 Hakihea 2020 Te Wai Māori Trustee Limited (Te Wai Māori) is seeking applications from qualified and experienced candidates for two director positions coming up in early 2021. The Organisation Te Wai Māori Trust (Te [...]

Rāhui placed on two Taranaki awa

November 16th, 2020|0 Comments

16 Whiringa-a-rangi 2020 Te Runanga o Ngāti Mutunga have placed rāhui over two awa due to concerns of contamination. On 7 Whiringa-a-rangi, a rāhui on Mimitangiatua awa from Mangahia stream to the river mouth came [...]

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!.