Ngā Puna Rau o Rangitīkei and Lakes380 team are partnering to study the health of lakes
The Lakes380 team have partnered with Ngā Puna Rau o Rangitīkei (NPRoR) to look at some of the lakes/roto within the Rangitīkei catchment, including:
The Whakahokia te mauri o Oporoa documentary tells the story of Lake Oporoa. It celebrates the commitment of Rangitīkei iwi to enhancing the life force and ecological health of Lake Oporoa. Partnering with Ngā Puna Rau o Rangitīkei, Lakes380 scientists have analysed lakebed sediment cores taken from Oporoa, producing a reconstruction of the lake’s environmental history.
Ngā Puna Rau o Rangitīkei and Lakes380 are attempting to (re)trace the cultural footprints and connections to these lakes by examining their environmental history and through mātauranga Māori. By weaving together knowledge of the lake, this work will help to both reconnect with and revitalise these specific lakes, and to provide insight into the wider history of changes occurring throughout the Rangitīkei catchment. Such insights are intended to support NPRoR’s ongoing efforts to improve the health of the awa and roto by identifying the changes in the catchment, potential environmental reference states, and culturally and ecologically significant indicators.
Ngā Puna Rau o Rangitīkei (NPRoR) is a collective made up of iwi and council representatives within the Rangitīkei catchment who are working to implement a more strategic and collaborative approach to improving the health and well-being of the Rangitīkei Awa. NPRoR involves representatives from:
NPRoR have worked collaboratively on a suite of catchment wide projects, including: