Health Spectrum

The Health Spectrum provides a simple traffic light range of colours which is used to display the current state of health (or indication of mauri) for each the pou, Tohu Matua, Tohu Whāiti and Pātai Inenga.

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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.

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Kaitiakitanga

10%

Weighting

Active engagement in monitoring, protection and restoration of the environment are important measures in undertaking a kaitiaki, or guardian, role.

These Tohu Whāiti make up the score/health of Kaitiakitanga Tohu Matua

  • Active Involvement in Kaitiakitanga
  • Permits
  • Taonga

Taonga

10%

Weighting

Many native species hold significant meaning and relationships with mana whenua of Ahuriri. There are several key indicator species such as Tohorā and Kororā.

These Tohu Whāiti make up the score/health of Taonga Tohu Matua

  • Kororā
  • Kekeno
  • Aihe
  • Tohorā
  • Ika
  • Te Ponaturi

Whanga

10%

Weighting

Estuaries play a key role in the health of the marine environment. Sediment and other contaminants flow from estuaries which can impact marine ecosystems.

These Tohu Whāiti make up the score/health of Whanga Tohu Matua

  • Paru: E. coli.
  • Sediment

Whakapapa, Pūrākau

10%

Weighting

Mana whenua of Ahuriri are closely connected through whakapapa to Tangaroa and Pānia. Traditional stories related to the marine environment also hold important significance.

These Tohu Whāiti make up the score/health of Whakapapa, Pūrākau Tohu Matua

  • Waiata
  • Pūrākau
  • Whakapapa
  • Lost, at risk Taonga
  • Taonga

Awa

10%

Weighting

Rivers play a key role in the health of the marine environment. Sediment and other contaminants flow from rivers which can impact marine ecosystems.

These Tohu Whāiti make up the score/health of Awa Tohu Matua

  • Flow
  • Nitrogen
  • E.coli
  • Sediment

Hauora

15%

Weighting

Water quality of the Ahuriri marine environment is an important indicator of health in the marine ecosystem.

These Tohu Whāiti make up the score/health of Hauora Tohu Matua

  • Sediment
  • Algae Bloom
  • Benthic Community
  • Enterococci/E.coli
  • pH/Salinity
  • Temperature
  • Dissolved Oxygen

Mahinga Kai

20%

Weighting

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.

These Tohu Whāiti make up the score/health of Mahinga Kai Tohu Matua

  • Kuku
  • Kōura
  • Pāua
  • Kina
  • Pupu, Pipi
  • Ika

Ohanga

5%

Weighting

Economic wellbeing of mana whenua is an important indicator of overall wellbeing.

These Tohu Whāiti make up the score/health of Ohanga Tohu Matua

  • Commercial take impact on whānau take
  • Employment of whānau in the commercial fisheries
  • How do commercial companies include cultural practice and sustainability?

Te Huringa ki te Rangi

10%

Weighting

Climate change can impact ecosystems, biodiversity and traditional practices.

These Tohu Whāiti make up the score/health of Te Huringa ki te Rangi Tohu Matua

  • Impact of climate change on the marine environment

The Mana Tangata Pou represents the mauri, the health, the strength of the connection, of mana whenua to Tangaroa, the marine environment.

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Wairua

10%

Weighting

Physical and spiritual connections with the environment are important to mana whenua of Ahuriri.

These Tohu Whāiti make up the score/health of Wairua Tohu Matua

  • Karakia
  • Healing
  • Whakapapa (Tohu Matua)
  • Mana Moana Whakapapa

Wai Tākaro

10%

Weighting

Recreation activities like swimming, diving and waka-ama are important indicators of the connection of mana whenua to the marine environment.

These Tohu Whāiti make up the score/health of Wai Tākaro Tohu Matua

  • Fun
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Traditional mahinga kai practice

Awa-Whanga

10%

Weighting

Rivers and estuaries play a key role in the health of the marine environment. Sediment and other contaminants flow from rivers and estuaries which can impact marine ecosystems.

These Tohu Whāiti make up the score/health of Awa-Whanga Tohu Matua

  • Mahinga Kai
  • Tikanga Ahuriri

Tikanga and Matauranga

10%

Weighting

Traditional Māori knowledge, practices, protocols and customs are important in maintaining a close connection with Tangaroa and the wellbeing of mana whenua.

These Tohu Whāiti make up the score/health of Tikanga and Matauranga Tohu Matua

  • Knowledge of tikanga and kawa
  • Practice of tikanaga and kawa
  • Traditional mahinga kai practice
  • Pūrakau
  • Whakapapa

Kaitiakitanga

10%

Weighting

Active engagement in monitoring, protection and restoration of the environment are important measures in undertaking a kaitiaki, or guardian, role.

These Tohu Whāiti make up the score/health of Kaitiakitanga Tohu Matua

  • Involvement in Kaitiaki mahi
  • Knowledge of impacts affecting moana
  • Health of the moana

Mahinga Kai

20%

Weighting

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.

These Tohu Whāiti make up the score/health of Mahinga Kai Tohu Matua

  • Koura – Crayfish
  • Pāua
  • Kuku – Mussels
  • Ika
  • Kina
  • Pupu and Pipi
  • Karengo

Hauora

15%

Weighting

Water quality of the Ahuriri marine environment is an important indicator of health in the marine ecosystem.

These Tohu Whāiti make up the score/health of Hauora Tohu Matua

  • Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning
  • Healing
  • Plastics

Ohanga

5%

Weighting

Economic wellbeing of mana whenua is an important indicator of overall wellbeing.

These Tohu Whāiti make up the score/health of Ohanga Tohu Matua

  • Barta and Koha
  • Kai Gathering

Whakapapa

10%

Weighting

Mana whenua of Ahuriri are closely connected through whakapapa to Tangaroa and Pānia and an important indicator for wellbeing.

These Tohu Whāiti make up the score/health of Whakapapa Tohu Matua

  • Whakapapa
  • Pūrākau

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.

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