Māmari Stephens

Māmari Stephens speaks on her chapter in the book, The Value of Māori Language; Te Hoa o Te Reo Māori; The Māori Language Act and Crown Policy, A House with Many Rooms: Rediscovering Māori as a Civic Language in the Wake of the Māori Language Act (1987).

AlterNative Profile

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The Ahuriri or Napier Estuary is of significant value to both tangata whenua and the Hawke’s Bay community as a whole. Historical and current environmental pressures, together with some questionable management processes over the years, had caused an almost total cultural disconnection between the tangata whenua and the estuary.

Impacts of the grounding of the CV Rena

Associate Professor Paul Kayes, Kia Maia Ellis and James (Hemi) O’Callaghan will discuss the Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga research project they are leading - “An investigation into the fisheries resources and interests of iwi, hapū and marae within Tauranga Moana and the impacts caused by the grounding of the CV Rena”. This research aims to assess the status of selected taonga shellfish (including pipi, tuatua, kina and pāua) resources within the Rohe Moana o Tauranga Moana, and the impacts caused by the grounding of the cargo vessel Rena on these fisheries and iwi ability to manage them.