The health ratings displayed on this page is an example only, the heath ratings will be updated when monitoring is completed at the end of 2021.
The Mana Moana Pou represents the mauri, the life force and health, of Tangaroa, the marine environment and those things that dwell within that domain.
Mana whenua of Ahuriri are closely connected through whakapapa to Tangaroa and Pānia. Traditional stories related to the marine environment also hold important significance.
Traditional food resources are important indicators of marine ecosystem health. Species like kuku (green-lipped mussels) and koura (crayfish) are key indicator species for mana whenua of Ahuriri.
Economic wellbeing of mana whenua is an important indicator of overall wellbeing.
The Mana Tangata Pou represents the mauri, the health, the strength of the connection, of mana whenua to Tangaroa, the marine environment.
Tikanga and Matauranga
Traditional Māori knowledge, practices, protocols and customs are important in maintaining a close connection with Tangaroa and the wellbeing of mana whenua.
Active engagement in monitoring, protection and restoration of the environment are important measures in undertaking a kaitiaki, or guardian, role.
Traditional food resources are important indicators of marine ecosystem health and the wellbeing of mana whenua. Species like kuku (green-lipped mussels) and kōura (crayfish) are key indicator species for mana whenua of Ahuriri.
Tangaroa Tohu Mana, Tangaroa Tohu Mauri
Marine cultural health programme
At the heart of the Marine Cultural Health Programme is the cultural monitoring framework that has been developed by the Steering Komiti to monitor, record and assess the cultural health and environmental state of the Ahuriri marine environment.
The framework is made up of two pou: Mana Moana and Mana Tangata. Each pou has a number of Tohu Matua and associated Tohu Whāiti, which are weighted based on their significance. The score of each Pātai Inenga informs the Tohu Whāiti health and, in turn, the Tohu Matua and ultimately each pou.