Working with iwi is an integral part of the process of capturing the needs and aspirations of all sectors of society.
In the Sustainable Seas Challenge, working with iwi will contribute directly to the desired outcomes of the Taiao (achieving environmental sustainability through iwi and hapū relationships with land and sea) and Mātauranga (exploring indigenous knowledge and RS&T) themes of Vision Mātauranga, which include an “increased understanding of how the New Zealand land and seascape is distinctively experienced and explained by iwi and hapū, and of the contribution this can make to achieving sustainable environmental outcomes and healthy communities”.
A range of forums exist that include whānau, hapū, iwi and national Māori organisational engagement and these processes will enable a broad canvassing of Māori views and aspirations that will inform the Challenge.
The following projects are funded under the Vision Mātauranga programme.
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Tasman Bay/Te Tai-o-Aorere and Golden Bay/Mohua are our ‘case study area’, where we are testing the tools and knowledge for ecosystem-based management (EBM) that we are generating.
This video explains what we're about; how we are working with Māori, government, industry, NGOs and communities; and what we mean by ecosystem-based management (EBM).