Tāngata Whenua Water Advisory Group

Te Rōpū Mātanga Tohutohu Māori mō ngā Kaupapa Wai-māori (TWWAG)


The Tāngata Whenua Water Advisory Group (TWWAG) is made up of tāngata whenua technical experts with a wide range of freshwater kaitiaki expertise and experience.

TWWAG was established by council in 2020 on the recommendations of Te Taitokerau Māori and Council to provide advice to council from a tāngata whenua perspective.

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

The group has provided detailed advice and recommendations for developing the draft Freshwater Plan Change.

Reports and recommendations from Tāngata Whenua Water Advisory Group

A series of reports has been developed on behalf of TWWAG to guide and inform the development of the new freshwater plan for Te Taitokerau.

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)

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)