To assist and advance the capacity and capabilities of Kaitiakitanga through environmental education and research.

OUR RESEARCH
Our research aims to empower kaitiakitanga, through providing knowledge, resources and tools to help better understand their environmental systems and the processes that affect them.   Our projects are founded on the local knowledge of Tangata Whenua, supplemented by scientific methodologies, we draw in skills and knowledge from experts to support in meaningful knowledge development.
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

ORANGA TAIAO, ORANGA TANGATA
Developing knowledge and tools to support whanau/hapu/iwi towards co-management of estuaries....
PARITAHA SHELLFISH MONITORING
Investigating impacts of dredging to a traditional shellfish bed...
NORTHERN TAURANGA HARBOUR SUBTIDAL SHELLFISH SURVEY
Processes and procedures for developing informed customary shellfish managment plans...


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KOTAHITANGA
"Working together as a whanau to share knowledge, build understanding and collectively find solutions to complex environmental problems..."