NEW CULTURAL WETLAND HANDBOOK RELEASED
10 February 2017
Funded mainly by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Wetland Restoration Programme, the handbook includes processes for facilitating renewed and vibrant connections between whānau and their resources and understanding cultural resources.
It also aims to provide learning from case studies on wetland restoration, cultural indicators, and monitoring, all led by or in collaboration with tangata whenua.
Written by Maaori researchers, as well as scientists who have worked closely with iwi partners, a key drive of the handbook is to provide best practice techniques for the enhancement and protection of cultural wetland values.
It will also help assist local authorities, research providers, and community groups in their understanding of cultural priorities for wetland restoration.
To find out more, click on the link here:Te Reo o Te Repo – the Voice of the Wetland
NATIVE FISH FACT SHEET LAUNCHED
10 February 2016
NZ Landcare Trust has developed a series of resources that focus on New Zealand’s unique freshwater fish and highlights the factors that impact on their survival.The “Hooked on Native Fish” fact sheets were supported by the Waikato Raupatu River Trust in securing funding from Ma Te Reo to have the resource translated into Te Reo Maaori.
The translation work was undertaken by language expert Pania Papa (Ngaati Koroki-Kahukura).
“Community groups and iwi,hapu, marae are playing an increasingly important role in the restoration of freshwater habitats for native fish,” said Waikato-Tainui Environment Manager Tim Manukau.
“Resources such as these fact sheets provide valuable information that increases understanding of the various issues impacting on our native fish along with providing a range of helpful solutions.
Our kura kaupapa and kohanga reo are using the fact sheets.”
The series of six fact sheets consists of the following:
- Our Freshwater Fish
- Stream Works for Fish
- Fixing Your Stream Edges
- Native Fish in the City
- Native Fish on the Farm
- Caring For Our Catchments
To find out more, click on the link here: http://www.landcare.org.nz/Regional-Focus/Hamilton-Office/Hooked-On-Native-Fish/Fish-Fact-Sheets1