Reports and recommendations from Tangata Whenua Water Advisory Group

A series of reports has been developed on behalf of the Tangata Whenua Water Advisory Group (TWWAG) to guide and inform the development of the new freshwater plan for Te Taitokerau.

Ngā Roimata o Ngā Atua: The tears of Ranginui and Papatūānuku

A recommendation report to support the implementation of Te Mana o Te Wai in Te Tai Tokerau.

Read the executive summary in te reo Māori (PDF 487 KB)

Read the executive summary in English (PDF 491 KB)

Read the full report (PDF 4.45 MB)

Voices of Nga Wai Maori Ki Te Tai Tokerau: A Case Study Report

Case studies focused on wai Maori, lessons learned and key themes, issues and opportunities identified by mana whenua in regards freshwater management.

Read the full case study report (PDF 2.53 MB)

Te Mana Me Te Mauri O Te Wai: A Discussion Document for Te Taitokerau

A summarisation of the reviewed literature, mātauranga/knowledge, and kōrero of wai/water in Te Tai Tokerau.

Read the full discussion document (PDF 1.02 MB)

What is TWWAG?

The TWWAG is made up of tangata whenua technical experts with a wide range of freshwater kaitiaki expertise and experience. TWWAG was established by council on the recommendations of Te Taitokerau Māori and Council to provide advice to council from a tangata whenua perspective.

TWWAG’s focus is on the recognition of and provision for tangata whenua rights, interests and responsibilities in relation to the Freshwater Plan change guided by te Tiriti o Waitangi and tikanga Māori.