|Title||Wai Ora Wai Māori – a kaupapa Māori assessment tool|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Authors||Awatere, S., Robb M., Taura Y., Reihana K., & Harmsworth G.|
The involvement and empowerment of Māori in freshwater decision-making can be facilitated by tools that enable Māori organisations such as iwi/hapū to assess the condition of freshwater. The kaupapa Māori assessment tool – Wai Ora Wai Māori – is one such tool. The assessment tool comprises of qualitative and quantitative measures for stated attributes consistent with the National Objectives Framework (NOF) bands for assessing and reporting standards and condition of selected attributes. This kaupapa Māori approach can be used to assess and articulate resource condition and impact (e.g. resource degradation, water quality, mauri) related to human activities and land management practices. It can also be used to measure and assess trends towards specific iwi/hapū goals and objectives or in relation to a stated outcome or vision for a resource or culturally significant area.
Wai Ora Wai Māori – a kaupapa Māori assessment tool
Submitted by Mahuru Wilcox on Wed, 11/01/2017 - 15:04