Oranga Taiao Oranga Tāngata (OTOT) is a 4-year research programme funded by the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment from Oct 2015 to Sept 2019 for $1.1m per year + GST, to address the following government investment priority:
“New Zealand’s estuaries and lakes are sustained or restored through enhanced knowledge and actions that improve the quality and resilience of these ecosystems.”

The programme is a collaboration led by Massey University with Manaaki te Awanui, Cawthron Institute, WakaDigital Ltd, Market Economics and the University of Waikato.

The research is developing knowledge and toolsets for application throughout New Zealand through our deliberate benefit-transfer strategy, with Tauranga moana as a test case study.

There are many outputs available for download from both the MTM and OTOT research programmes here

The Oranga Taiao Oranga Tāngata Project is builds on the work undertaken in MTM, and will develop toolsets that assist Iwi and Hapu with co-management of Estuaries.  By restoring the health of the Estuarine Environment, we also enhance health of the People.