Extensive research activity was undertaken during Phase One of MTM, which is described in the following report: State of Ecological/Cultural Landscape Decline of the Horowhenua Coastline Between Hokio and Waitohu Streams.
Another report (see here), details the participatory action research approach taken in MTM, with a focus on Phase 1. A Digital Library was also developed as a central place for information about this region, for use by researchers, policy makers, kaitiaki and coastal users.
Detailed Case Studies
Detailed case study investigations are now underway. Click here for more information about the research being undertaken in this case study rohe.
Reports have been published about our MTM research, including: Factors Affecting Toheroa, Restoration of Ohau Loop, and the Water Quality of Waiwiri Stream, which can be downloaded here.
A summary of our research into the water quality of Waiwiri stream was released to the media. A copy of the press release can be found here.
The recent decision by the Environment Court to uphold the Horizons Regional Council One Plan will be an effective tool to help promote better management and protection of coastal, terrestrial and cultural ecosystems and ecosystem services. A summary of the One Plan can be found here.
Photos from Hikoi over the rohe can be found here, and in the Photo Gallery on this website. We have had many hikoi and wananga since the start of MTM in 2009, with a number of visual photo books having been produced. Check back regularly for updates about these fantastic learning experiences.
Action Planning and Implementation of Coastal Restoration Tools & Initiatives
Although implementation of actions is already underway in this case study, during the latter phase of the research this be emphasised even more, both in our case study regions and elsewhere throughout New Zealand. We plan to engage widely with all groups interested in coastal management and restoration, so that the tools and knowledge generated in this research are utilised as much as possible. Please contact our research team if you are interested in getting involved in this phase of MTM.