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

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!.