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. We are a part of the Māori Fisheries Settlement and it’s our role 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.

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

Rāhui declared – Huka Falls, Taupō

March 25th, 2020|0 Comments

Huka Falls Scenic Reserve is now closed from all visitors to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. Yesterday, Te Kotahitanga o Ngāti Tūwharetoa Trust announced the rāhui effective immediately. Given the lock down it was unlikely [...]

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!.