Registrations now open for the Māori Freshwater Fisheries Conference

Nau mai, kake mai to the Māori Freshwater Fisheries Conference 2023!

Building upon a great conference in Taupō in 2022, Te Wai Māori Trust looks forward to hosting kaitiaki wai Māori from around Aotearoa for two days of inspiring kōrero on our wai Māori taonga and their kainga.

When: 16 & 17 November, 2023

Where: Rutherford Hotel, Wakatū (Nelson)

We have a great line-up of kaikōrero announcements to come. In the meantime, tickets are limited so register now to secure your place.

Entering its sixth year, the Māori Freshwater Fisheries Conference brings together kaikōrero undertaking mahi with our freshwater taonga to present a mix of plenary sessions and panels.

Join us for this two-day event to meet and network with others working with our wai Māori environment, to kōrero and share expertise, knowledge and understanding of our indigenous fisheries and their habitat as well as identify opportunities and pathways to better protect our wai and taonga.

This year’s theme

The kaupapa for this year’s conference is ‘He Waimāreparepa’ – creating tomorrow for our mokopuna through ripples in the water.

Even the lightest touch to the water’s surface creates far-reaching ripples. What will our mokopuna inherit as a result of our efforts to protect our wai and taonga?

He Waimāreparepa looks to the future as we bring together kaikōrero to explore how an intergenerational lens casts a stone into the water and reflects the way we engage with our indigenous fisheries and their habitat.