Rongowhakaata Iwi Trust

Rongowhakaata Iwi Inanga Spawning

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Te Wai Māori Trust supported Rongowhakaata Iwi Inanga Spawning project aimed at planting native species and stock proof fencing to enhance and protect inanga spawning sites from predation and stock invation; providing ‘safe harbour’ to rear as per their life cycle, and monitoring by iwi. The project was broken down into four key objectives:

  1. To identify the existing and potential native fish spawning areas within the Gisborne region.
  2. To develop the capacity within the local community and iwi groups to identify potential fish spawning areas and to have the skills to undertake restoration of these areas.
  3. To pilot the restoration of fish spawning in the lower Waipaua/Te Arai Rivers as a learning exercise for local community and iwi, and as a demonstration of the potential for wider restoration of fish spawning in the region.
  4. To ensure the Council’s management of the Waipaua Flood Control Scheme does not threaten the ongoing ability of native fish to spawn in the lower reaches of the Waipaua and Te Arai Rivers.

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2019/2020 Funded Projects


Project Funding
Te Rūnanga o Ngā Wairiki Ngāti Apa Lake Koitiata Wai Ora
Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board Kōura monitoring population study Tiaki Wai
Wairoa Taiwhenua Enhancement of the mauri of the Wairoa River Wai Ora
Aorangi Whānau Trust Survey and monitor Tuna within the Jerusalem area of the Whanganui River. Wai Ora
Patuharakeke Te Iwi Trust Board Awa restoration and management strategy Wai Ora
Te Rūnanga ō Ngāti Mutunga Apply the Mauricompass assessment to the local awa to assess the its mauri and hauora Wai Ora
Mahia Māori Committee  Freshwater Monitoring plan Wai Ora
Ngāti Tarawhai Te Iwi Trust Board Assessment of koura through the use of Tau Koura Wai Ora
Te Whenua Tōmuri Trust Water monitoring of local awa Wai Ora
Muriwhenua Kaitiaki Water monitoring of local awa Wai Ora