Ka Tu Te Taniwha – Ka Ora Te Tangata

     
Ngati Project

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 leaders: Abigail Lovett (GNS Science) and Gina Mohi (Ngati Rangiwewehi)

Contact: Paul White

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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Project references

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.

Lovett, A., 2014. Improving our understanding of freshwater resources in the Rotorua Catchment. New Zealand Freshwater Management and Infrastructure Forum, Wellington, February 2014.

Lovett, A.P., and Mohi G., 2016. Ka Tu Te Taniwha - Ka Ora Te Tangata. GNS Science Matariki Outreach Event Nga Kura Huna a Papatuanuku, 14 July, Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington.

Lovett, A.P.; Mohi, G.; Huchby, B.; Bradshaw, D.; Kmoch, A. 2015 Ka Tu Te Taniwha - Ka Ora Te Tangata: understanding the impacts of development on freshwater resources. 2 p. IN: NZ Hydrological Society Annual Conference: from data to knowledge, 1 to 4 December 2015, Hamilton: [abstracts]. Wellington: New Zealand Hydrological Society.

Lovett, A., Mohi, G., and Rapana, J., 2016 Ka Tu Te Taniwha – Ka Ora Te Tangata, Improving our understanding of freshwater resources in the Awahou catchment. University of Waikato, 8th Kingitanga Day Celebrations, 8.9.16. http://cms.its.waikato.ac.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/306664/2016_Programme_web.pdf

Lovett, A.P.; White, P.A. 2016 Ka Tu Te Taniwha - Ka Ora Te Tangata: scientific repository for the Awahou catchment. Lower Hutt, N.Z.: GNS Science. GNS Science report 2016/13. v, 76 p.

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.

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.

     

  

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