• Guidance
  • Summary

Empowering Māori knowledge in marine decision-making

Recommendations to achieve the benefits of marine decision-making that is informed by mātauranga Māori (May 2024)

Mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge and knowledge system) and te ao Māori (Māori worldview approaches) are often poorly understood and marginalized in marine planning, management, and decision-making.

There are documented benefits to incorporating mātauranga and te ao Māori worldviews into decision-making. In addition, local and central government agencies have Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations, yet agencies have varying capacity and capability to fulfill them. Sustainable Seas research has shown that empowering Māori knowledge in marine decision-making is key to achieving fit-for-purpose, robust, and place-based outcomes that achieve community and business aspirations.

  • Empowering Maori Knowledge Guidance

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  • Empowering Maori Knowledge Summary

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