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Te Ātiawa Report

Report prepared for Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-a-Māui Trust (June 2019)

This report presents mātauranga shared by Te Ātiawa whānau about environmental pressures that affect the mauri (vitality) and ecological health of the moana (ocean) and coastal areas throughout Te Tai o Aorere me Mohua (Tasman and Golden Bays). The report highlights that the ability of mana whenua to exercise kaitiakitanga has been compromised due to external influences and imposed management structures. It sets out the hopes of Te Ātiawa in ensuring that the dreams and aspirations of their people are met in ways that enhance and restore the wellbeing of the moana and the life that lives within it.