Te Kūwaha - Māori Environmental Research

Sharing knowledge with Māori communities and empowering Māori business with the latest science.

Te Kūwaha, NIWA's Māori Environmental Research Group, assists Māori communities throughout New Zealand by providing the latest scientific knowledge, tools and resources to assist in their management of natural resources.
NIWA is constantly developing new tools and resources for use by specific stakeholders, communities, and schools.

Kaitiaki Tools

Kaitiaki Tools is a store of knowledge for people who manage natural resources.

Tuna Information Resource

Tuna, or freshwater eels, are the most widespread freshwater fish in New Zealand. This 'living' educational resource summarises a large amount of scientific and technical literature.

Erica Williams - Where the water is clean

Erica Williams' story starts with the website of Moerewa School, where pupil Tyra-Lee explains her connection to a very special place in her small Far North town.

Hapū joins forces with NIWA in tuna research

Local hapū and NIWA are working together to find out more about juvenile freshwater eels or tuna in streams connecting to the Wairua River in the Wairoa catchment in Northland.