Vanessa Tipoki

Te Mahere Wai: supporting tangata whenua to develop regional plans that give effect to Te Mana o Te Wai

Te Mahere Wai is the guiding framework developed by Te Kāhui Taiao (Taranaki Whānui representatives Sam Kāhui and Kara Puketakpu-Dentice, and Ngāti Toa representatives Naomi Solomon and Hikitia Ropata) and reflects their Mana Whenua perspective and direction in giving effect to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 (NPSFM 2020) within Te Whaitua o Te Whanganui-a-Tara.

At the conference, Vanessa will talk about her involvement in the Ruamāhanga and Te Whanganui-a-Tara Whaitua Processes and what the new freshwater reforms have meant for tangata whenua in the Wellington region.