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He Pātaka Wai Ora Project (Waikouaiti River, Otago)

Publication date:  April 2017
Publication reference number:  CR 259

This report provides an overview of the He Pātaka Wai Ora project, which integrated scientific and matauranga māori monitoring methods to establish the state of freshwater species’ biodiversity and water quality in the Waikouaiti catchment in North Otago.

The results will be used by Kāti Huirapa ki Puketeraki to identify degraded mahinga kai sites, and inform community-led restoration programmes and management plans.

The results of this project have also informed the Ministry for the Environment/Stats NZ 'Our fresh water 2017' report.

This report is to be read in conjunction with He Pātaka Wai Ora: Methods and Results.