Manaaki Taha Moana (MTM): 2010–2015

Manaaki Taha Moana is a 4–year creative activity aimed at understanding how hapū and iwi involvement in kaitiakitanga monitoring activities can be enhanced with the design, adoption and use of information technology and systems. During this 5-year creative activity (i.e. todate), a diverse range of information technology and systems have been created and deployed for use in two different case studies. One case study involves hapū and iwi of the Tauranga moana (i.e. harbour) located within the Bay of Plenty region. The other case study is being led by Te Iwi o Ngāti Tukorehe and extends recent efforts made to reinstate the mana of coastal whenua-moana between the Hokio and Waitohu Streams within the Horowhenua.

Note – the word ‘creative activity’ is an alternative for the word research. This alternative name appears to have been first used in the New Zealand government’s Vision Mātauranga policy document (MORST 2005).

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