Te Aitanga a Mahaki

Upstream Migration of glass eels in the Waipaoa River 2007

Te Wai Māori Trust supported Te Aitanga a Mahaki through the Wai Ora fund to investigate the number, size, species, timing, and various environmental factors affecting glass tuna migrating into the Waipaoa River. This information was used to determine recruitment levels and barriers of migratory elvers in the Waipaoa catchment.

The knowledge generated from this research will further enable Te Aitanga a Mahaki to implement eel management initiatives that include prudent harvest measures, restocking, and habitat restoration thus enabling the fishery to rebuild numbers and sizes of eels available for customary use.

The results from this survey are provided in the final report which you can download below:

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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: 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: Ngāti Hori ki Kohupatiki and Synexe Consulting
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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