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Horowhenua Coastal Ecosytems

Horowhenua Hikoi 2011: Researchers visit the Horowhenua case study  region

The aim of this exciting new research programme – funded by the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology for 6 years – is to restore and enhance coastal ecosystems and their services of importance to iwi, through a better knowledge of these ecosystems and the degradation processes that affect them.

 

The  central  research  of  Manaaki Taha Moana

"How can we best enhance and  restore  the value and  resilience of coastal ecosystems and their services, so that this makes a positive contribution to iwi identity, survival and welfare in the case study regions?"

 

See more project information at Manaaki Taha Moana

  • Rae ki te Rae / Face to Face, Deane Gallery Guest Curator Programme 2013
    Rae ki te Rae / Face to Face, Deane Gallery Guest Curator Programme 2013

    Rae ki te Rae /Face to Face: Huhana Smith

    The second exhibition in the Deane Gallery Guest Curator Programme, City Gallery, Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand

    Artist talk: Saturday 23 Nov. 2013, 1pm Free entry

    Site visit to Te Hākari Dune Wetland and Kuku Ōhau Estuary Saturday 23 Nov. 2013, 1.45pm Charges apply

     

  • 2013 Hokio Beach to Waitohu Stream: project to enhance coastal margins
    2013 Hokio Beach to Waitohu Stream: project to enhance coastal margins

    Horowhenua Case Study Area: Hokio coastal settlement to Waitohu Stream, Otaki

    Manaaki Taha Moana is a six year programme building on previous research, aiming at the restoration of coastal ecosystems and services for indigenous communities in two areas: Horowhenua and Te Awanui Tauranga Harbour, New Zealand. MTM help assess and restore holistc health to ecosystems - economic, ecological, social and cultural.

    Forming part of the extended environmental regeneration and management plan, a large project is underway to restore the coastline at Kuku Beach.

    A detailed outline of this project and the key issues it aims to address can be found on the Manaaki Taha Moana website. A basic outline is formed below:

    The Concerns: People, past, present, knowledge, process, managment

    1. Loss of mätauranga or knowledge about coastal waterways, stream, rivers, dune wetlands to marine environments and the health of these systems and resources as key informants in generations pass away
    2. Concerns for once ecologically important and resource rich areas as well as associated original occupation and harvest areas, special burial areas and related spiritual entities in natural waterways and other sites adjacent to the sea.
    3. Loss of inter-generational protocols observed to protect special coastal waterways, dune wetlands and stream systems and resources into the sea.
    4. The convoluted resource management consents process that confounds committees and individuals alike.
    5. Better resource management processes for the coast and the marine ecology.
  • Studio Time at Kuku
    Studio Time at Kuku

    Emma Pratt and family came to Kuku for some R&R Kuku style while on their visit home in New Zealand in 2013.

    There was a moment while I was painting this morning in the studio when, as I ran my hands over the surface of the painting I was working on, I asked myself: Why do I paint? Why is manual mark making still, despite technological advances and social change, my first chosen media for visual communication?

    I once asked Huhana Smith the same thing when we were in her studio down in Kuku near Otaki a couple years back. Her purpose built studio sits surrounded by cows and olive trees, a stones throw from her beloved Te Haakari wetland.

  • Landscapes Waiorongomai Walk
  • Horowhenua Coastal Ecosytems
    Horowhenua Coastal Ecosytems

    Horowhenua Hikoi 2011: Researchers visit the Horowhenua case study  region

    The aim of this exciting new research programme – funded by the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology for 6 years – is to restore and enhance coastal ecosystems and their services of importance to iwi, through a better knowledge of these ecosystems and the degradation processes that affect them.

     

    The  central  research  of  Manaaki Taha Moana

    "How can we best enhance and  restore  the value and  resilience of coastal ecosystems and their services, so that this makes a positive contribution to iwi identity, survival and welfare in the case study regions?"

     

    See more project information at Manaaki Taha Moana