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.

Wai Tākaro

Overall Health 60%

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

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.

Waka Ama, Swimming, Bombing

This wāhanga whāiti seeks to quantify the number of whānau participating in waitākaro and cultural activities as a measure of cultural survival.

QUALITATIVE

Do you and the whānau participate in Waka ama?

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Method for Testing
Surveys with mana whenua whānau on participation in Waka ama.

Method for Scoring
0 = No-one doing it.
1-3 minimum crews paddling.
4-6 average/moderate number.
7-9 Good numbers.
10 high numbers of club participants and strong presence at national events.

Participation in cultural activities ensures the survivability of Māori culture and provides for hauora and whanaungatanga of our people.

QUALITATIVE

Do you and the whānau swim or do bombs/manus at various MCHP sites? If so where abouts?

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Method for Testing
Surveys with mana whenua whānau on participation in swimming at natural water sites.

Method for Scoring
How many whānau prefer swimming pools/paddling pools vs natural water?
0 = no one swimming.
1-3 minimum natural – more swimming in pools.
4-6 moderate number in natural water/pools.
7-9 Good numbers both.
10 high numbers of swimming at natural sites.

Participation in cultural activities ensures the survivability of Māori culture and provides for hauora and whanaungatanga of our people.

QUANTITATIVE

How many whānau involved in surfing, surf lifesaving and Iron Māori?

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Method for Testing
Acquire Club membership data plus associated supporters, survey the local Iron Māori event numbers. Then annual data analysis.

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

Participation in cultural activities ensures the survivability of Māori culture and provides for hauora and whanaungatanga of our people.

QUANTITATIVE

How many whānau involved in Waka ama clubs, and are the number of participants increasing or decreasing?

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Method for Testing
Annual count of operational clubs and whānau membership.

Method for Scoring
Is participation increasing or decreasing.
0 = declining club membership.
1-3 static club number.
4-6 average/moderate number of clubs increase in participation.
7-9 Good increase of clubs/participation.
10 continued growth in the sport and clubs, excellent level of whānau/hāpu. support. Each marae is represented.

Participation in cultural activities ensures the survivability of Māori culture and provides for hauora of our people and whanaungatanga.

Amount of Whānau Diving/Ruku

Gathering kai moana is an important traditional practice which maintains our connection to Tangaroa and sustains the people.

QUALITATIVE

How many whānau ruku/dive?

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Method for Testing
Surveys with mana whenua whānau on participation in diving – recreationally, commercially – cultural harvest and permit diving.

Method for Scoring
develop a register/database detailing the numbers of Marae divers.
0 = no divers at the marae.
1-3 minimum divers.
4-6 average number.
7-9 Good numbers.
10 high numbers of skilled divers that support many whānau/marae.

Immersion is an important cultural practice and tradition to connect with your waiu. Also collection of kaimoana is a highly recognised cultural skill. Gathering kaimoana is an important traditional practice which maintains our connection to Tangaroa and sustains the people.

QUANTITATIVE

What is the current number of dive clubs and whānau participation in those clubs?

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Method for Testing
Assess the annual club statistics.

Method for Scoring
Annual analysis of club statistics. Kaimātai Moana Rōpū to determine methodology for scoring.

Immersion is an important cultural practice and tradition to connect with your waiu. Also collection of kaimoana is a highly recognised cultural skill. Gathering kaimoana is an important traditional practice which maintains our connection to Tangaroa and sustains the people.

Amount of Whānau Fishing

Gathering kai moana is an important traditional practice which maintains our connection to Tangaroa and sustains the people.

QUALITATIVE

How many whānau are involved in Fishing?

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Method for Testing
Surveys with mana whenua whānau on their participation/involvement with Fishing and fish preparation for eating – recreationally and cultural harvest.

Method for Scoring
How common is the practice of ika gathering and whānau involvement in the preparation of ika. Scoring will be evaluated post the 1st year of survey results.
0 = no fishermen at the marae.
1-3 minimum fishermen & involvement.
4-6 average number fishermen & involvement.
7-9 Good numbers fishermen & involvement.
10 high numbers of skilled fishermen that support many whānau/marae.

Immersion is an important cultural practice and tradition to connect with your waiu. Also collection of kaimoana is a highly recognised cultural skill. Gathering kaimoana is an important traditional practice which maintains our connection to Tangaroa and sustains the people.

Traditional Mahinga Kai Practice

Gathering kai moana is an important traditional practice which maintains our connection to Tangaroa and sustains the people.

QUANTITATIVE

Mahinga Kai

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Method for Testing
Use the score from Mana Moana, Mahinga Kai – Tohu Matua.

Method for Scoring
0, 0-10% of the overall score of MM, Mahinga Kai – Tohu Matua.
1-3, 10-30% of the overall score of MM, Mahinga Kai – Tohu Matua.
4-6, 40-60% of the overall score of MM, Mahinga Kai – Tohu Matua.
7-9, 70-90% of the overall score of MM, Mahinga Kai – Tohu Matua.
10, 100% of the overall score of MM, Mahinga Kai – Tohu Matua.

Gathering kaimoana is an important traditional practice which maintains our connection to Tangaroa and sustains the people.

QUANTITATIVE

Traditional mahinga kai practice

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Method for Testing
Use the score from Mana Tangata,Tikanga and Matauranga, Traditional mahinga kai practice – Tohu Whāiti.

Method for Scoring
0, 0-10% of the overall score of MT,Tikanga and Matauranga, Traditional mahinga kai practice – Tohu Whāiti.
1-3, 10-30% of the overall score of MT,Tikanga and Matauranga, Traditional mahinga kai practice – Tohu Whāiti.
4-6, 40-60% of the overall score of MT,Tikanga and Matauranga, Traditional mahinga kai practice – Tohu Whāiti.
7-9, 70-90% of the overall score of MT,Tikanga and Matauranga, Traditional mahinga kai practice – Tohu Whāiti.
10, 100% of the overall score of MT, Tikanga and Matauranga, Traditional mahinga kai practice – Tohu Whāiti.

Gathering kaimoana is an important traditional practice which maintains our connection to Tangaroa and sustains the people.

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