The Mediated Modelling (MM) project brought together about 20 key stakeholders for a series of five workshops between November 2012 and May 2011.

The ultimate goal of the Mediated Modelling project was to enhance and restore ecosystems of importance to iwi and hapu of Tauranga Moana. Therefore, key representatives from across Tauranga, including local iwi participants, provided a robust set of perspectives in the Mediated Modelling workshops, defining the ecological, economic, social and cultural impacts of the degradation of the health of Tauranga Harbour, and the life force it brings to tangata whenua. Only through understanding and cooperation between tangata whenua and all stakeholders in the Moana could this possibly be achieved.