Integrating mātauranga
Knowledge comes in all forms, but indigenous knowledge heralds from thousands of years of wisdom passed through the stories of our ancestors. This knowledge is just as relevant today, as we navigate the environmental challenges of our world.

Empowering the

Māori voice

in the preservation of our

natural environment

Latest TTW News

Te Tira Whakamātaki
Te Tira Whakamātaki1 month ago
TTW Newsletter – It’s been another busy month with a trip up north and more great kōrero on driving policy change.
Te Tira Whakamātaki
Te Tira Whakamātaki1 month ago
#WEBINAR | Inspiring Communities | ‘Building Community Through Kai Security’ Wednesday 12 May – 10.00 – 11.00am. From community gardens to urban farming, developing system-wide approaches is now a mainstream conversation. Join the panel to discuss how they are using the strengths of people and place to develop and drive big-picture and long term change, and how it requires significant personal and systems shifts to be successful in this. Go here for more information.
Te Tira Whakamātaki
Building Community Through Kai Security.
Join our panel speakers as they share the creative and collective solutions they are using that build on the strengths of people and place to develop and dri…
Te Tira Whakamātaki
Te Tira Whakamātaki1 month ago
Some awesome work happening in our communities 💚 Ka pai Te Reo o Te Uru. #indigenoussolutions #betterworld
Te Tira Whakamātaki
Te Reo o Te Uru

Ko te iwi o Taranaki a Ngāti Maru kua whakatupua he whanaungatanga me Te Papa Atawhai.

Hei whakatupu i te nuku roa o te taiao o Ngāti Maru te pūtake. Ā, mā te whakatupu i te kāhui taiohi, otirā i te kāhui whai mahi kia pua mai ngā pūmanawa o te kaitiakitanga i a rātou.

Ko te kawa o tēnei kaupapa o Tupu-ā-nuku, he whakapūioio, he whakangungu i te hunga whai mahi ki ngā pūkenga tautiaki i te taiao o Ngāti Maru.

Nō reirā, nau mai e ngā hua i haere mai rā koe
I a tupua a nuku, i a tupua a rangi

Kia tupu a Maru ki te ao kōkiri whakamua

Kei te uri a Ngāti Maru a Te Aroha Broughton Pue te hōhonutanga ake o tēnei kaupapa…………

Te Kāhui Maru Trust has secured funding to establish an environmental workforce development programme called Tupu-ā-Nuku. This development of this programme has been a collaboration between Te Kāhui Maru and the Department of Conservation. It is funded by the Provincial Growth Fund and the Ministry of Social Development. The Tupu-ā-nuku Environmental Workforce Development program supports Taranaki youth with pre-employment training and assistance transitioning into work, self-employment or further education in the conservation or forestry sectors. The COVID-19 situation has put many rangatahi at risk of losing jobs or education opportunities.

Tupu-ā-nuku includes extensive wrap-around pastoral care and support to transition from school or unemployment into training and then onto work within the conservation and forestry sectors.

Our Taranaki Reporter Te Aroha Broughton-Pue has this story…………

Manu Tīeri: Te Aroha Broughton-Pue
Manu Amo Reo: Rauru Broughton
Kaiwāwāhi Matua: Sacha Keating
Kaiwhakahaere: Tipene O’Brien
Kaiwhakaputa: Tamzyn Pue

🔹▪️He rau aweawe nō Te Māngai Pāho i tere ai te manu nei.
Te Tira Whakamātaki
Te Tira Whakamātaki1 month ago
#ICYMI | The NZ Herald’s CANVAS magazine delves into the world of intriguing New Zealanders, asking them what they consider to be their personal taonga / treasure. This month, TTW’s CEO Melanie Mark-Shadbolt appeared in the 17th April edition. Speaking of her extensive resources in her home library as her personal taonga, Melanie says: “The loss of te reo has been really significant in the diversity of language around our plants. At Te Tira Whakamātaki, we believe some of the solutions to our biggest challenges are already encoded in our lexicon. When you start to break it down, you start to see that coding and knowledge in the way our ancestors describe plants or talk about birds. For me, that’s what books represent – holding on to that knowledge to ensure we don’t lose it, and so we can reconnect to our culture and what it means to be tangata whenua, people of the land.”
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Te Tira Whakamātaki2 months ago
#REMINDER: TTW CEO Melanie Mark-Shadbolt is keynote speaker at this years B3 conference (Wellington, 17 & 18 May). Melanie will discuss the connection between Māori & biosecurity, and the challenges that lay ahead for B3 communities. To find out more and to register:
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Te Tira Whakamātaki2 months ago
TTW’S CEO Melanie Mark-Shadbolt is one of the keynote speakers at this years SERA Conference. Held once every two years, SERA provides an interactive forum for physical, biological, and social scientists, practitioners, indigenous ranger groups and traditional owners, engineers, resource managers, planners, and policy makers to share their knowledge, experiences and research concerning terrestrial, aquatic and marine ecosystem restoration on both national and international levels. Learn more about the #SERA2021 conference programme, click here: #indigenoussolutions #betterworld