Kōrero ki Kawhia

2021-01-29T02:55:01+00:00January 29th, 2021|

29 January 2021               Some of the best conversations happen over a kapu tī and pihikete.    In late 2019, we visited Kawhia to meet and talk with local fishers and kaitiaki. While we were there, we happened to have some awesome kōrero - about everything from traditional Māori fishing knowledge, Māori fishing rights under Te Tiriti, how fishers are portrayed in the media, the importance of relationships - the list goes on. We captured some of these moments on [...]

Rāhui in place to protect scallop beds

2021-01-25T23:21:10+00:00January 18th, 2021|

            18 January 2021 Updated: 26 January 2021 Over the past few weeks, a number of rāhui have been put in place around the motu. This includes two on scallop beds in two North Island locations. They come after local hapū, iwi and communities noticed that the scallop beds are not the abundant sources of kaimoana they once were and need a rest so they can recover. Te Runanga [...]

Summer office closedown

2020-12-21T20:39:45+00:00December 21st, 2020|

22 Hakihea 2020 We've reached the end of the year whānau!   This year has provided many unexpected challenges and opportunities and we'd like to thank everyone who has provided feedback on policy development, attended zui and engaged with us on fisheries kaupapa throughout the year. Meri kirihimete me ngā mihi maioha mō te tau hou!   Before returning refreshed and ready for 2021, we'll be closing the office from Wednesday 23 December and [...]

Come and work with us

2021-01-12T02:53:08+00:00December 17th, 2020|

18 Hakihea 2020             Te Ohu Kaimoana currently has a number of job opportunities across the team, including communications, legal and finance roles. Please share these with your networks. This is a fantastic opportunity for whānau who are keen to work for a pan-iwi organisation, passionate or interested in learning more about te reo Māori and te Ao Māori and would like to support the protection and enhancement of [...]

Lisa te Heuheu appointed Te Mātārae of Te Ohu Kaimoana

2020-12-14T20:57:42+00:00December 14th, 2020|

15 Hakihea 2020                 The Board of Te Ohu Kaimoana are proud to announce the appointment of Lisa te Heuheu (Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Maniapoto) to the role of Te Mātārae (Chief Executive) of Te Ohu Kaimoana. Lisa currently serves as the Chair of Te Wai Māori Trust, an entity of Te Ohu Kai Moana Group along with Te Ohu Kaimoana, Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust and Aotearoa [...]

First reading in parliament for Maori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Amendment Bill

2020-12-09T03:36:28+00:00December 9th, 2020|

9 Hakihea 2020               Some good news for all of us as 2020 comes to a close. Since 2017, we have worked with iwi to improve our ability to allocate aquaculture settlement assets in some situations. In June 2018, we provided the Minister with a proposal to amend the Maori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Act 2004 (the Act) to provide Te Ohu Kaimoana (in its role as Trustee [...]

Replace hard-to-recycle plastics with more sustainable, recyclable options

2020-12-07T21:15:12+00:00December 7th, 2020|

8 Hakihea 2020 We support the move to replace hard-to-recycle plastics with alternative products that are more sustainable or have a better recycling capability. A high percentage of plastic products used in Aotearoa go to the landfill because there is limited recycling capability for certain types of plastics - and a large proportion of this plastic waste ends up in our aquatic ecosystems. This has a negative impact on the health of aquatic life [...]

Backing the toroa for bird of the year

2020-11-13T02:16:51+00:00November 13th, 2020|

13 Whiringa-a-rangi 2020                 Te Ohu Kaimoana is backing the toroa (antipodean albatross) for bird of the year. We work with the Southern Seabird Solutions Trust to promote bird-friendly practices in fisheries. This includes endeavours to help the Antipodean albatross. They are particularly under threat in waters beyond New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone where feeding grounds and intensive fishing areas overlap. Winning the bird of the year [...]

Hinerangi Raumati-Tu’ua appointed Chair of Moana New Zealand

2020-10-20T19:59:45+00:00October 20th, 2020|

21 Whiringa-a-nuku 2020               Te Ohu Kaimoana is pleased to announce that Hinerangi Raumati-Tu’ua (Ngāti Mutunga, Waikato) has been appointed the new Tiamana (Chair) of Aotearoa’s largest Māori-owned fishing company Moana New Zealand. “It’s been a challenging year for most of the fishing sector with the impact of COVID-19. Our strength is in our kotahitanga as iwi and Māori, achieving scale and excellence by collectivising our natural resources, [...]

Shellfish Biotoxin Alert – West Coast North Island

2020-10-19T21:36:53+00:00October 19th, 2020|

Shellfish Biotoxin Alert – West Coast North Island Updated 20 October 2020 Originally published 19 August 2020                 The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has issued a public health warning advising the public not to collect or consume shellfish harvested from two stretches along the west coast of the North Island. These are: from South Head (Manukau Harbour entrance) to Tirua Point (south of Kawhia) from Waipapakauri [...]

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