Our Work – What we do

Nanny Nati

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Our work

Since 2003 we have focused on leading and facilitating kaupapa Maori, community based research and environmental restoration from within our community. 

 

Research projects include:

 

  • Low Enthalpy Geothermal Resources in Rural Maori Communities

 

All of our environmental restoration work is undertaken as part of Waiapu Koka Huhua our 100+ year restoration project for the Waiapu River Catchment. The key workstreams for years 1-5 are:

 

  • to establish restoration (native plantings) sites in each subcatchment of the Waiapu River catchment
  • to establish a community nursery that will enable us to eco-source seed and meet the planting needs of restoration sites
  • to grow and enhance mutually beneficial relationships with all stakeholders within the catchment
  • to develop (in collaboration with all key stakeholders) an integrated catchment management plan
  • to increase our community’s participation in resource management and other policy and decision-making processes

 

 Community Support, Advice & Advocacy

Please call and/ or visit  our office at 20 Barry Ave, Ruatorea.  We have assisted community members with a range of services including providing or locating research and study material, photocopying and faxing (for a nominal fee), IT advice and administration for local hui.  We also sponsor local events and facilitate opportunities for rangatahi where possible.

 

We maintain a small archive of information relating to the work we do and our community.  This includes newspaper clippings, journals/ serials, manuscripts, research papers, reports and publications.  We also hold a small audio-visual archive including maps, film, video interviews with local pakeke and kaumatua, wananga and photographs.

 

 

 

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