On 2 and 3 November, we will be holding the Māori Freshwater Fisheries Conference (formerly the National Māori Tuna Conference) at the Great Lake Centre, Taupō.

Co-hosted with Ngāti Tūwharetoa, the 2021 conference offers us the opportunity to discuss the challenges and obstacles our wai and taonga species face and identify opportunities and pathways we can forge together.

Head to our conference website to see more:

Previous conferences


Our last freshwater fisheries conference was held in Whangārei in 2019, with the focus on the vulnerability of our freshwater taonga species to a changing climate.

You can watch some of the presentations below, or view them all on our Te Wai Māori YouTube channel.


The biennial conference has previously been run as the National Māori Tuna Conference.

You can visit our 2017 conference website for previous presentations and information.