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Waitara Kaimoana Survey Titiro tui muri, haere whakamua; look backwards to move forward

A local hapū, the Waitara community and marine scientists have joined forces to survey the health of marine life on the Airedale reef, off the Taranaki coast.

 

Project details

Project duration

October 2015 - June 2016

Organised by

Otaraua Hapū & Waitara Alive

Funding awarded

$20,000.00 excl. GST (2015)
Participatory Science Platform

The Airedale reef is part of the Waitara reef system, which was last surveyed 15 years ago by members of the Otaraua hapū.

The citizen science group is exploring the health and abundance of kaimoana on the reef to monitor for any changes since then. The project is also exploring the value of customary practices and help young people understand the responsibilities of kaitiakitanga.

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Project details

Project duration

October 2015 - June 2016

Organised by

Otaraua Hapū & Waitara Alive

Funding awarded

$20,000.00 excl. GST (2015)
Participatory Science Platform