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Ka Tu Te Taniwha – Ka Ora Te Tangata

     
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Awahou Stream, at Te Puna O Pekehaua Reserve.
Abigail Lovett, GNS Science 

Programme vision: “understand the impacts of development in the Awahou groundwater catchment to ensure the health and
wellbeing of the Ngati Rangiwewehi people”

The Ka Tu Te Taniwha – Ka Ora Te Tangata project aims to understand the impacts of development in the Awahou groundwater catchment to ensure the health and wellbeing of the Ngati Rangiwewehi people. The project is part of the MBIE Vision Matauranga Capability fund Connect Scheme, and is co-funded by GNS Science, Ngati Rangiwewehi and Bay of Plenty Regional Council.

Funder: New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Project Duration: 2014-2016

Co funding: GNS Science, Ngati Rangiwewehi
Project support: Bay of Plenty Regional Council *

Programme leadersAbigail Lovett (GNS Science) and Gina Mohi (Ngati Rangiwewehi)

Project Objectives

  • Combine technical, scientific and Mātauranga-a-iwi information for the Awahou groundwater catchment into an integrated data repository and knowledge resource.
  • Allow Ngāti Rangiwewehi to incorporate traditional knowledge and understanding of cultural significance to inform and plan for future freshwater development in the Awahou catchment.

Programme Tasks

To address the above objectives, the programme is organised in four components:

1. History of Use (Leader: Gina Mohi)
   Tasks: summarising the ownership, resource consenting and land use history of the Awahou catchment

2. Science Repository: (Leader: Abigail Lovett)
   Tasks: identifying the scientific data and reports relevant to the Awahou groundwater catchment and springs

3. Matauranga-a-iwi (Leader: Gina Mohi)
Tasks: collating traditional and cultural knowledge about the puna from tangata whenua

4. Knowledge integration (Leader: Abigail Lovett)
   Tasks: integrating matauranga, scientific data and historical planning information to act as a planning tool to inform future decision making.

*Bay of Plenty Regional Council provides environmental data and monitoring to support this project. How this information is applied at the user’s discretion.

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Latest News

July 2015: The history of use report (Task 1) was finalised by Ngati Rangiwewehi. Ngati Rangiwewehi, 2015. Ka Tu Te Taniwha – Ka Ora Te Tangata; Understanding the impacts of development in the Awahou groundwater catchment to ensure the health and wellbeing of the Ngati Rangiwewehi people: Report 1. Ngati Rangiwewehi, GNS Science and Bay of Plenty Regional Council. Rangiwewehi Charitable Trust, Ngongotaha. 64 p.

June 2015: Presentation at Te Kahui Manu Hokai – Maori GIS Association: PLACE 2015, Waitangi. Kmoch, A., Cameron, S., Mohi, G., Lovett, A., Rawlinson, Z., Bradshaw, D., Klug, H., White, P. 2015. Spanning worlds:  A SMART data portal for traditional knowledge of freshwater resources, Te Kahui Manu Hokai – Maori GIS Association:  PLACE 2015, 10-12 June 2015. Spanning worlds SMART Awahou Place 2015.

June 2015: Presentation at Te Ara Putaiao, Rotorua. Rawlinson, Z.J., Hancock, R., Kmoch, A., Cameron, S., Klug, H., Lovett, A., Mohi, G., White, P. 2015. Wai Maori, Whenua Ora – Water quality and allocation in our environment, TAP 2015 Te Ara Putaiao, Rotorua, 22nd-23rd June 2015.TAP2015

     

  

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