Whitiwhiti Ora “Our Land & Water (OLW) National Science Challenge”* 

We are working with Wairoa District Council, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council and OLW to study the impact of sediment on mahinga kai and sites of cultural significance in the lower Wairoa River.

Having data to quantify the impacts of sediment on mahinga kai and the expertise of the OLW team to help model different land use scenarios to reduce sediment, while being grounded in the mātauranga of the whānau in Wairoa, is a significant opportunity.

The first step in the project is to understand the relationship of tāngata whenua with the Wairoa River.

We are seeking Expressions of Interest (EoI) from people to provide the following:Identify from whānau, hapū, iwi what values they hold with respect to the awa focusing on mahinga kai and sites of cultural significance in the lower Wairoa RiverGather data on how sediment affects these values, where these values are, and what a good condition for these values looks likeGather data from hui, wānanga and kōrero that has been or is being collected that is related to land and sediment to help understand what the river has been like in the past and the impact of sediment.The role will be initially for a fixed term through to 30 September 2021.  The successful applicant will be working directly with the lead researcher from OLW.

To respond to this EoI please email contact@ttotw.iwi.nz, including your resumé or curriculum vitae. 

The EoI closes at 5pm on Friday 16 July 2021  

*Source: https://ourlandandwater.nz/