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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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