Tina Porou

Monitoring the efficacy of freshwater improvement actions: conceptualisation through Te Mana o Te Wai

We are facing a time of unprecedented resource management reform in Aōtearoa. As a result, hapū, iwi and Māori landowners are in a phase of steep transition, and in the case of resource management reform, in a fight to protect our, our wai, our whenua, our moana from a proposed system that is set, in its current form to profoundly impact the well being of our natural taonga, our place as Kaitiaki, and our inherent Te Tiriti rights and interests, including the upholding of our Te Tiriti settlements.
The Freshwater Iwi Chairs forum and their technicians have been working on these matters for the past 18 months and Tina provides a summary of where the lines are being drawn and consider what we must do next.
Tina also provides some practical context to the implementation and use of Te Mana o te Wai, how it is evolving across the country and how it will become the cornerstone of transformative change if it is led by tangata whenua.