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.
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.
Te Wai Māori News
Te Arawa lakes introduce Iwi permit for collecting freshwater taonga species 14 Haratua 2020 In the rohe of Te Arawa, a new rule has come into force. One that seeks to protect taonga freshwater species [...]
Working towards meaningful engagement over whitebait 13 Haratua 2020 Te Wai Māori Trust is encouraged by recent engagement with the Department of Conservation (DOC) on the review of the whitebait fishery since it closed public [...]
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!.