Ngāti Tahu-Whaoa Rūnanga Trust
Mahinga kai distribution surveys and restoration / rehabilitation opportunity identification
This project builds on previous mahinga kai research and focuses on fisheries distributions surveys at key sites within Te Awa o Waikato. The results of the surveys will be used to increase knowledge of fisheries in the rohe and identify key restoration and rehabilitation sites where Ngāti Tahu-Whaoa can focus future efforts on mahinga kai rehabilitation and enhancement. The work will also incorporate mātauranga assessment tools currently being developed in conjunction with NIWA/Landcare and University of Waikato to inform the National Objectives Framework for Freshwater.