Ngā Kaitiaki o Ngā Wai Māori
Ngāti Hau, Ngāti Hine, Te Kahu o Torongare, Te Uriroroi, and Te Parawhau hapū joined together as kaitiaki of freshwater in their rohe in 2011. Since then, the group has led a number of initiatives aimed at preserving and restoring the mauri of the waterways. The group is involved with awareness building projects, as well as leading initiatives such as preventing tuna (eels) from being killed in pump stations throughout the Hikurangi Swamp and beyond.
The Te Roroa iwi and their rohe (area) stretches along the western coastline of Northland from the Hokianga Harbour to Tokatoka in the Kaipara, encompassing the Waipoua Forest and Kai Iwi Lakes. The iwi is actively involved in many initiatives concerned with the wellbeing of the Kaipara Moana and its tributaries.
Northland Regional Council
The Northland Regional Council is proud to be working alongside seven partners on Waimā Waitai Waiora, a project aimed at improving water quality in the Northern Wairoa River and its tributaries..
Te Uri o Hau
Te Uri o Hau is a Northland hapū grouping of Ngāti Whātua whose area of interest is located in the Northern Kaipara region. Te Uri o Hau has approximately 6000 members and ancestral marae at Otamatea, Waikaretu, Oruawharo, and Arapaoa. Te Uri o Hau also have ten whānau marae within the region.
Reconnecting Northland was established in response to a set of challenges and opportunities, including distance, conflicting priority, differing focuses, and opportunities for prosperous connections. Reconnecting Northland supports the Northland region’s conservation groups, hapū, iwi, and land holders to reverse the damage caused by fragmentation and disconnection, and to improve the environment over time.
Living Water is a partnership between the Department of Conservation and Fonterra. The group is trialling tools, methods, and approaches to enable farming, freshwater and healthy ecosystems to thrive side-by-side. They are currently working with farmers, scientists, councils, mana whenua, and communities to design and test solutions to improve freshwater quality, and then sharing the results of our trials and research.
Million Metres Streams Project
Million Metres is a programme dedicated to connecting local waterway restoration projects with large scale funding and resources. Million Metres is an initiative of the Sustainable Business Network. Their purpose is to connect and resource people to accelerate quality waterway restoration, with the long-term dream of seeing the people of Aotearoa united to restore the mauri (life force) of their precious waterways.