16 Apr

‎‎ ‎ ‎Papaki Tū Ana Ngā Tai

Indigenous-led solutions for marine governance and management

Te Wharekura o Mauao, Tauranga
9:00am Tuesday 16 – 5:00pm Thursday 18 April 2024

The event will be followed by a formal dinner on the evening of Thursday 18 April.

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A symposium of global significance, Papaki Tū Ana Ngā Tai will draw to our shores the minds and experiences of indigenous marine management practitioners of both national and international acclaim. Taking inspiration from kōrero tuku iho specific to the host city of Tauranga Moana, ‘Papaki Tū Ana Ngā Tai’ speaks to the many waters that will converge to discuss, disseminate, and dissect the various issues that impact marine management from a uniquely indigenous perspective.

A significant and important legacy established within Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge was the creation of space for iwi, hapū, and Māori research and approaches that reclaim, revitalise, and restore our connection as iwi taketake to the moana – realising the distinctive potential of indigenous knowledge to improve wellbeing outcomes for the ocean and for people. The symposium will showcase this research, its insights, and opportunities, with Māori (whānau, hapū, iwi), local and central government, industry, and community partners.

Indigenous knowledge creating positive and innovative solutions for marine governance and management.

The programme will:
  • Provide an opportunity to learn from local tangata tiaki, experiences, and innovations in Tauranga Moana and the Bay of Plenty
  • Present and explore the knowledge, tools, and guidance emerging from Sustainable Seas' Tangaroa Program, mātauranga-led research to inform marine governance, management, and partnerships moving forward.
  • Provide an opportunity to learn from indigenous and First Nations experiences and innovations in the Pacific, North America, and Australia.
  • Create space for ‘hands-on’ field trips and site visits that showcase the implementation of mātauranga-led approaches to marine management.

Any event enquiries can be sent to [email protected].

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