• National Symposium and Hīkoi

    National Symposium and Hīkoi

    On March 23-24, the Manaaki Taha Moana research team hosted a National Symposium and Hīkoi.
    The purpose of this event was to report and reflect on our six years of gold-rated, MBIE-funded research collaboration between western

  • Media release from Department of Conservation

    Media release from Department of Conservation

    Celebrating conservation champions in our community
    This year’s Manawatū Conservation Awards celebrate an eclectic mix of conservation heroes who have been quietly laboring away to achieve great things in their communities.

    Conservation Awards are presented annually to celebrate

  • Health of Tauranga Harbour

    Health of Tauranga Harbour

    This report summarises what is currently known about the ecological health of Tauranga Harbour – traditionally known to local iwi as Te Awanui – in order to inform the Tauranga community, iwi and stakeholders of

  • Matauranga Māori Report

    Matauranga Māori Report

    This report aims to provide a cultural review of the health of Te Awanui. The report is based on a literature review of archives, cultural impact assessments, resource consent submissions, Waitangi Tribunal reports and other published

  • Restored dunes supporting more Pipi / Tuatua

    Restored dunes supporting more Pipi / Tuatua

    A joint project between tangata whenua, Māori researchers and ecologists, has found that toheroa, which was once abundant on the Horowhenua coastline, and still prized by tangata whenua, have been reduced to very low numbers

  • Mahinga Mataitai

    Mahinga Mataitai

    The Mahinga Mataitai report focuses on five shellfish taonga species (Scallop, Horse mussel, Titiko, Pipi and Tuangi). The first report maps the historic and current habitat extent of each of these five species within the

  • Exhibitions


    Two national exhibitions have been held in relation to MTM work at:
    Ōtaki Library Exhibition (September 2014); and
    Overseas Passenger Terminal (31 October – 2 November 2014).

    A number of international presentations and exhibitions of MTM work have

Within the Our Korero section of the website you can find the latest news items from the Manaaki Taha Moana research project, simply click a featured story from the banner to read the full article.

“Manaaki Taha Moana (MTM) is a research programme 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.”