Ngati Mutunga have started a project to identify which of our awa contain piharau habitat. In order to do this, we are carrying out surveys in each of our awa using both pheromone sensors and DNA testing.

We have been fortunate to have our own Ngati Mutunga uri involved.

A huge thank you to Bart Jasma from Riverwise Consulting for guiding us through the project, Te Wai Maori for funding this work through their Tiaki Wai Fund, and Wilderlab Ltd and Niwa for doing the testing.

Our mission is to promote an understanding of Ngāti Mutunga values & responsibilities in our rohe. We are responsible for protecting the environment for future generations to come, as well as demonstrating Ngāti Mutungatanga through our role as kaitiaki.

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Mauri Compass: Urenui Awa

Summer 2024 Mauri Compass results indicate that the Mauri of the our Urenui Awa is resilient despite pollution challenges The sheer number and size of the tuna caught in unbaited hīnaki at sites in Urenui Awa catchment in a recent Mauri Compass sampling trip, was both pleasing and reassuring.  We

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