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Our Rima Tau Rautaki

2022-03-02T23:37:45+00:00March 2nd, 2022|

It's almost one year since our haerenga around the motu. One year since we talked and listened to iwi, hapū, and whānau representatives about our role and the different ways we can support iwi. Since then, we have brought together all this kōrero into our Rima Tau Rautaki – a five-year strategy. We wanted to capture the essence of the Māori Fisheries Settlement and imagine what it would look like when our mahi was [...]

Join our fisheries policy team

2022-01-18T22:38:35+00:00January 18th, 2022|

Are you looking for a fresh role for 2022? - join our fisheries policy team! Do you have the drive and passion to truly make a difference for iwi, now and for the future? We are currently recruiting for two policy superstars to join our fisheries policy team at Te Ohu Kaimoana. About the roles Build on your ability to lead and engage with iwi and other stakeholders and the Crown, to protect and [...]

Quarter 4 Report – now available

2022-02-13T20:33:47+00:00November 30th, 2021|

This is Te Ohu Kaimoana’s fourth and final quarterly (Q4) report to iwi against the 2020/21 Annual Plan and covers the period 1 July to October 30, 2021. Key highlights from this quarter include: Māori Fisheries Act Amendments Takutai New Space Plan Te Ohu Kaimoana’s new strategic plan Northland proceedings Mahuru Māori To read the full report, click here. 

Our response to the ‘Review of Recreational Daily Bag Limits for Finfish’

2021-11-18T00:57:00+00:00November 18th, 2021|

Te Ohu Kaimoana has now responded to Fisheries New Zealand’s consultation on changes to the recreational daily bag limit for finfish. We would like to take this time to thank those who provided feedback on this kaupapa. View our response to this consultation here. The key points of our response Fisheries New Zealand needs to manage the recreational sector within its allowance to uphold the integrity of the TAC settings. Better information is required [...]

Moe mai rā Penetaka (Brian) Dickson

2021-11-03T00:29:53+00:00November 3rd, 2021|

E tangi ana te ngākau ō te kāhui ō Te Ohu Kaimoana, kua hinga te tōtara nui ō Ngāi te Rangi, ko Penetaka Dickson Te Ohu Kaimoana is saddened to hear of the passing of Penetaka (Brian) Dickson who passed away recently. A well-known community leader throughout the Tauranga-Moana rohe, Penetaka wore many iwi pōtae, including serving as the former Chief Executive of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Te Rangi for well over 20 years. Penetaka's [...]

Two new Directors to join Moana New Zealand Board

2021-10-29T00:37:38+00:00October 29th, 2021|

Te Ohu Kaimoana and Moana New Zealand are pleased to announce the appointment of two new Directors to the Moana New Zealand Board. Rachel Taulelei (Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga, Ngāti Rārua and Ngāti Koata) returns to the Aotearoa Fisheries (trading as Moana New Zealand) Board as Chair from 1 December 2021 having previously served as Director for three years from 2015 to 2018. Rachel is a prominent business leader and a strong advocate for [...]

Annual Iwi Engagement Survey 2021

2021-10-20T03:14:08+00:00October 20th, 2021|

Each year, Te Ohu Kaimoana commissions an independent short survey as an opportunity for iwi to provide feedback on how you think we are doing. Like previous years, we've brought on board AK Research (previously known as UMR research) to run this kaupapa. If you are a representative of one of our Mandated Iwi Organisations (MIO), Regional Iwi Organisations (RIO), or Asset Holding Companies (AHC) we represent, your whakaaro, guidance, and participation are essential [...]

Te hī ika: How Māori fishing rights were saved – but only just

2021-10-20T02:15:20+00:00October 20th, 2021|

Thirty years on from the landmark fisheries settlement – the first ever pan-iwi settlement – Māori interests in fisheries are established and indisputable. But that wasn’t always the case. You don’t taste it when you’re tucking into a piping-hot battered hoki off a bed of chips and newspaper, gulping down half-shell Bluff oysters, or devouring a helping of toroi at your marae wharekai, but kaimoana has had a tumultuous history. Māori have been [...]

Our Q3 report is now available

2021-10-18T05:14:43+00:00October 18th, 2021|

We are pleased to present our quarter three report. This report covers the period 1 April –30 June against our Annual Plan for 2020/21. Inside our report, you'll find updates on: Māori Fisheries Act Amendments Rangitāhua Ocean Sanctuary and Marine Protected Areas Takutai New Space Plan Resouce Management Act matters Quarter three dashboard Below you'll also find our quarterly dashboard highlighting our key issues and results for the quarter. Read the full report here

What are 28N rights?

2021-09-15T05:06:16+00:00September 15th, 2021|

The dilemma of 28N rights is a hangover from the introduction of the Quota Management System. They have cost iwi approximately $14 million over the last 30 years. It's an issue of contention for Te Ohu Kaimoana, who are working with Fisheries New Zealand on a solution that protects the value of the Māori Fisheries Settlement. Policy analyst, Tamar Wells, explains the origin of 28N rights how they impact fisheries at present and [...]

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