Health Spectrum

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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.

Hauora

Overall Health 70%

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

Below are the results of each of the Tohu Whāiti associated with this Tohu Matua. These Tohu Whāiti collectively inform the overall health of this Tohu Matua.

For each Tohu Whāiti we score qualitative and quantitative indicators called Pātai Inenga, we use these score to determine the health of each Tohu Whāiti. The ratings below are on a scale of 0 to 10, with 0 being very weak and 10 being very strong.

Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning

Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) is a toxin that accumulates in shellfish which can cause health issues.

QUANTITATIVE

How many species of toxic algae are there in HB?

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Method for Testing
Utilise the MPI data set of paralytic shell poisoning, mussel flesh samples.

Method for Scoring
Kaimātai Moana Rōpū to determine methodology for scoring.

To determine what the species diversity is of phytoplankton and to understand what triggers the bloom of the toxic species in the MCHP marine area. Including the whanga, as blooms can occur there without triggering the MPI sampling.

QUANTITATIVE

Algae Bloom

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Method for Testing
Use the score from Mana Moana, Hauora, Algae Bloom, ‘How many closures were issued this year’ – Pātai Inenga.

Methodology for Scoring
0, 0-10% of the score of MM Hauora, Hauora, Algae Bloom, ‘How many closures were issued this year’ – Pātai Inenga.
1-3, 10-30% of the score of MM, Hauora, Algae Bloom, ‘How many closures were issued this year’ – Pātai Inenga.
4-6, 40-60% of the score of MM, Hauora, Algae Bloom, ‘How many closures were issued this year’ – Pātai Inenga.
7-9, 70-90% of the score of MM, Hauora, Algae Bloom, ‘How many closures were issued this year’ – Pātai Inenga.
10, 100% of the score of MM, Hauora, Algae Bloom, ‘How many closures were issued this year’ – Pātai Inenga.

It is important for mana whenua to understand how impacted mahinga kai is from PSP and how common closures are occurring. To determine the degree of risk are our whānau are exposed to from gathering Kai. Also, to inform whānau of which months are riskiest and on what maramataka closures are happening.

Healing

The marine environment is important for healing the body both physically and mentally.

QUALITATIVE

Do you go to the moana to heal and clean cuts or wounds?

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Method for Testing
Use the average score from Mana Moana Hauora, qualitative Algal Bloom mea.

Method for Scoring
0, No, I have never gone to the beach to heal, the water is too dirty.
1-3, Yes, but not often only when the beach and water is clean, access is an issue.
4-6, Yes, sometimes when water is clean.
7-9, Yes, I head to the beach and wade in the water often.
10, Yes, every time I get a chance, water quality has never been a concern.

The moana is important for healing the body both physically and mentally.

QUANTITATIVE

Mana Moana Hauora

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Method for Testing
Use percent score from the Mana Moana, Hauroa – Tohu Matua.

Method for Scoring
0, 0% of over all % of MM, Hauroa – Tohu Matua.
1-3, 10-30% of over all % of MM, Hauroa – Tohu Matua.
4-6, 40-60% of over all % of MM, Hauroa – Tohu Matua.
7-9, 70-90% of over all % of MM, Hauroa – Tohu Matua.
10, 100% of over all % MM, Hauroa – Tohu Matua.

The health of the moana impacts on the ability of mana whenua to go to the beach to heal.

Plastics

Plastics in the marine environment can cause death to marine species and can end up contaminating kaimoana.

QUANTITATIVE

Micro Plastics

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Method for Testing
Take water samples and have them analysed for micro plastics.

Method for Scoring
Kaimātai moana to determine to score method.

Plastics in the marine environment can cause death to marine species and can contaminate kaimoana.

QUANTITATIVE

Plastics

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Method for Testing
Utilise the data collected from beach clean-up days.

Method for Scoring
Kaimātai moana to determine to score method.

Plastics in the marine environment can cause death to marine species and can contaminate kaimoana.

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