Te Whakatinana i Te Mana o Te Wai
Supporting iwi, hapū, water users, and decision-makers to understand and implement policy that prioritises Te Mana o te Wai
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Collaborators Ngā haumi
AgResearch | Bay of Plenty Regional Council | Environment Canterbury | Hikurangi Takiwa Trust | Ngāti Koata | Ngāti Kuia | Ngāti Tama Ki Te Waipounamu | Perception Planning | Poipoia Ltd | Te Ātiawa Manawhenua Ki Te Tau Ihu | Te Papatipu o Uepohatu Trust | Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Rārua | Te Tari Taiao o Ngāti Rangiwewehi | Te Tau Ihu o te Waka a Māui – Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō | Tihia Limited | Tuanuku Limited | Victoria University Of Wellington | Whaia Legal
What does water need to be healthy and well? What does water need to sustain itself? Te Mana o Te Wai is now the first principle for freshwater management in Aotearoa – a paradigm shift that puts the health of water first.
Once the health of water is provided for, then we can determine the quality and quantity of water available for essential human health, followed by the wellbeing of people and communities (socially, economically, and culturally).
The National Policy Statement for Freshwater 2020 has provided a blueprint for this transformation, but the integrity of its implementation will be essential. This project engages with iwi and hapū to explore what Te Mana o te Wai is for them. This perspective can create tools, guidance, and support for all users of water in Aotearoa where many are struggling to understand and give effect to this mātauranga Māori centered concept.
He aha ngā āhuatanga e hiahiatia ana e te wai kia hauora ai, kia ora ai? He aha e hiahiatia ana e te wai hei tautīnei i a ia anō? Ināianei ko Te Mana o te Wai ko te mātāpono tuatahi mō te whakahaerenga wai māori i Aotearoa – he huringa nui whakaharahara e whakaritea ai kia mātāmua mai te hauora o te wai.
Ina whakaritea te hauora o te wai, kātahi ka taea e tātou te whakatau i te kounga, i te nui o te wai e wātea ana mō te hauora ā-tangata waiwai, kātahi mō te oranga o te tangata, o ngā hapori hoki (ā-pāpori, ā-ohaoha, ā-ahurea anō hoki).
Kua tukuna e te National Policy Statement for Freshwater 2020 te tauira mō tēnei huringa, engari he mea waiwai kia pono ai tana whakatinanatanga. Ka tūhono tēnei kaupapa ki ngā iwi me ngā hapū hei whakatewhatewha he aha Te Mana o te Wai ki a rātou. Ka taea e tēnei tirohanga te hanga taputapu, kupu ārahi, tautoko hoki mō ngā kaiwhakamahi katoa o te wai ki Aotearoa, he uaua ki te tokomaha o rātou te mārama, te whakatinana hoki i taua ariā nō te mātauranga Māori tōna ngako.