Building upon the energy and inspiration from our hui in Taupō in 2022, the 2023 Māori Freshwater Fisheries Conference was held in Wakatū. Over 230 kaitiaki wai māori gathered under the kaupapa of 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 looked to the future and brought 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.