Past Projects

Organisation: Poukawa Lake Trust

Title of Project: The eel (tuna) stocks of Lake Poukawa, Hawkes Bay

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This research will contribute further to the knowledge base of whanau and hapū that already manage the lake to ensure long term sustainability of the lake for the eel stocks. Based on previous NIWA research, Trustees have implemented a number of practical initiatives such as fencing the entire parameter to prevent degradation of raupo. To assess indicators of well being of the shortfin eel population of Lake Poukawa and review management practices of the lake. This is following research conducted ten years ago on the sustainability of eels stocks.

Past Projects

Use the listings below to discover more about the past projects that Te Wai Ora Fund have assisted with.

PROJECTS | 2016-2017

Organisation: Kati Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki Incorporated
Title of Project: He Pātaka Waiora
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Organisation: Ngati Tahu-Whaoa Rūnanga Trust
Title of Project: Mahinga kai distribution surveys and restoration / rehabilitation opportunity identification
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Organisation: Environment River Patrol (ERP-A)
Title of Project: Restoration of Mangere and Wairua Rivers
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Organisation:  Whangawehi Catchment Management Group Incorporated
Title of Project: Whangawehi Catchment Restoration Project
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Organisation: Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki Trust
Title of Project: Assessing the Mauri of Waipaoa River using the Mauri Compass
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Organisation: Te Kaahui o Rauru
Title of Project: Te Wai Koiora
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Organisation: Te Puna Ltd (Ngā Uri o Te Kooti Rikirangi Trust)
Title of Project: Te Maungaroa
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PROJECTS | 2015-2016

Organisation: Environment River Patrol
Title of Project: Restoration of Mangere and Wairua Rivers
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Organisation: Mad Ave Community Trust
Title of Project: Ōmaru Restorative Action Project
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Organisation: Maniapoto Iwi Trust
Title of Project: Ngā Repo o Maniapoto
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Organisation: Rongowhakaata Iwi Trust
Title of project: Rongowhakaata Iwi Inanga Spawning
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Organisation: Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Apa
Title of project: Waikākahi Stream Restoration
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PAST PROJECTS | 2008-2014

Organisation: Whangawehi Catchment Management Group Incorporated
Title of Project: Whangawehi Catchment Restoration Project
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Organisation: Riri A Te Hori 2 Ahu Whenua Trust
Title of Project: Riri A Te Hori 2 Wetland Restoration Development Final Report
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Organisation: Riri A Te Hori 2 Ahu Whenua Trust
Title of Project: Riri A Te Hori 2 Wetland Restoration Development Final Report
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Organisation: Ngāpuhi Fisheries Ltd
Title of Project: Tuna population survey of Lake Omapere and the Utakura River
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Organisation: Poukawa Lake Trust
Title of Project: The eel (tuna) stocks of Lake Poukawa, Hawkes Bay
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Organisation: Ngāpuhi Fisheries Ltd
Title of Project: Tuna population survey of Lake Omapere and the Utakura River
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Organisation: Te Aitanga a Mahaki
Title of Project: Upstream Migration of glass eels in the Waipaoa River 2007
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Organisation: Lake Whakaki Trust
Title of Project: Nga Matauranga Me Nga Tikanga eco Research Project
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Organisation: Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Manawa
Title of Project: Status of Eels in the Rangitaiki River Reservoirs and Tributaries – 2008
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Organisation: Synexe Consulting and Ngāti Hori ki Kohupatiki
Title of Project: Working towards determining water allocation for customary fisheries: The case of Ngāti Hori
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Organisation: Te Roopu Taiao o Utakura
Title of Project: The Utakura River Freshwater Fishery
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Organisation: Te Rūnanga o Ngāiterangi (Tauranga Moana Iwi Customary Fisheries Management Committee)
Title of Project: Ngā Tau Tiaki i ngā Tipuranga Tutewehiwehi
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Organisation: Waimarie o Whatitiri Marae Trust
Title of Project: Project Waimarie
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Organisation: Te Urumingi Whanau Trust
Title of Project: Te Urumingi Ahu Whenua Tuna Farm Project
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Wai Ora Fund Projects

Te Wai Māori established the Wai Ora Fund in 2012, and since that time the fund has distributed over $1.4m to 35 Iwi and hapū led projects.

Click the markers on the map to see information about past and current projects. This map will be updated as funding is awarded to more projects.