Resource Highlights Maori Wetland Perspectives

(Published on 13th February 2017)

A new online handbook 'Te Reo o Te Repo: The Voice of the Wetland' was launched over the weekend at a family focussed wetland discovery day that took place at Lake Rotopiko, south of Ohaupo in the Waikato.

The new resource focuses on the Māori cultural perspective of wetlands in New Zealand. It is the culmination of several years of research partnership between the Waikato Raupatu River Trust and Landcare Research. NZ Landcare Trust was initially contracted to design and layout the pages of the resource, but as the project grew, also gave additional 'in kind' support to ensure the final handbook delivered a great experience for readers.

The material was written by Māori researchers as well as scientists who work with iwi and hapū partners. The handbook aims to provide best practice techniques for the enhancement and protection of cultural wetland values to share with tangata whenua throughout the motu (country). It will also assist local authorities, research providers, and community groups in their understanding of cultural priorities for wetland restoration.


The handbook is available online:






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