Purpose of our funds

  • Increase iwi and hapū capacity and capability in freshwater fisheries and their ability to exercise rangatiratanga over their freshwater fisheries.
  • Promote and share indigenous fisheries expertise, knowledge and understanding.
  • Increase the quality and range of information to iwi and hapū on freshwater fisheries and their interests thereof.
  • Enhance the health and wellbeing of the indigenous fisheries and their environment.

Our two funds

Wai Ora Fund

The Wai Ora fund provides funding of up to $50,000.00 for iwi, hapū and Māori organisations to undertake freshwater fisheries projects based upon the funding priorities that the Trust outlines.

Tiaki Wai Fund

Proovides funding of up to $5,000.00 for small-scale freshwater fisheries research/wānanga projects based on three funding priorities.