Let’s see how our reef has changed in 15 years
Locals with children and babies, Otaraua hapū elders and scientists headed out to Waitara Reefs in March 2016, to count seaweed, snails, fish, pāua, kina and more.
Find out more
A local hapū, the Waitara community and marine scientists have joined forces to survey the health of marine life on the Airedale reef, off the Taranaki coast.
October 2015 - June 2016
$20,000.00 excl. GST (2015)
Participatory Science Platform
The Airedale reef is part of the Waitara reef system, which was last surveyed 15 years ago by members of the Otaraua hapū.
The citizen science group is exploring the health and abundance of kaimoana on the reef to monitor for any changes since then. The project is also exploring the value of customary practices and help young people understand the responsibilities of kaitiakitanga.View all stories View all projects