2015-2016 Projects

Organisation: Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Apa
Title of project: Waikākahi Stream Restoration

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The project focused on initial steps toward the restoration of the Waikākahi Stream whilst establishing a restoration plan for the entire catchment to be carried out over the next five years.  The stream is eight kilometres long, with the final two kilometres (land owned by Te Runanga o Ngati Apa) passing through pine plantation forestry before entering the sea.  Ngāti Apa collaborated with the forestry company (i.e. Ernslaw One Ltd) to focus on weed eradication, riparian planting, and fish passage restoration within the two kilometre seaward portion.  Ngāti Apa worked alongside their Tamariki Taiao Program  involving 5 to 12-year-old tamariki of Ngā Wairiki / Ngāti Apa in fun days planting native species, exploring native flora and fauna, and generally having fun in the natural environs within Ngāti Apa’s rohe.  This program had already resulted in planting 1000 pingao & spinifex plants along the dunes at the mouth of the Waikākahi Stream.  Ngāti Apa also worked with Horizons Regional Council and DOC to compile existing data of catchment condition and prioritise actions to feed into the restoration plan including initial mechanisms for monitoring conditions moving forward.
LINK Restoration Plan – Waikākahi Stream

 

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.

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