“Manaaki Taha Moana has earned accolades from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment for excellence. MTM has received the Gold standard from the ministry under its rating system devised to recognise Ministry of Science and Innovation-funded projects that have met and exceeded contract requirements.”

Our Project

We are utilising Western Science and Mātauranga Maori knowledge, as well as participatory modelling tools and processes, to assist iwi/hapu to evaluate and define preferred options for enhancing/restoring coastal ecosystems. This evaluation of options will be assisted by the development of innovative IT and decision support tools (for example: digital libraries, simulation modelling, interactive mapping, 3D depiction, real-time monitoring) by Waka Digital. Read more

Tauranga | Case Study

The Tauranga Moana Case Study is coordinated by Manaaki Te Awanui Trust who, facilitate and conduct Manaaki Taha Moana research within Tauranga Moana. Our research is founded upon valuing mātauranga māori as a tool to support the restoration and enhancement of coastal ecosystems.

Horowhenua | Case Study

Hokio Beach to Waitohu Stream, enhancing the coastal margins. This research builds upon the previous “Iwi Ecosystem Services” project and is being coordinated by Taiao Raukawa.  In MTM, we are building upon that land-based research to focus on ecosystem services in the coastal zone.

Support Partners

The Tauranga Moana and Horowhenua research teams are closely supported by the following research partners who work closely with iwi/hapū in the case study regions to develop tools and approaches to facilitate the uptake of this knowledge and its practical implementation.

Our Tools & Publications

We are utilising Western Science and Mātauranga Maori knowledge, as well as participatory modelling tools and processes, to assist iwi/hapu to evaluate and define preferred options for enhancing/restoring coastal ecosystems. This evaluation of options will be assisted by the development of innovative IT and decision support tools (for example: digital libraries, simulation modelling, interactive mapping, 3D depiction, real-time monitoring) by Waka Digital.

Publications

Digital Library

Kapowai

Online Mapping

Mediated Modelling

CCHI

3D Table

Coastview Tauranga

Coastview Horowhenua