max
°
min
°
Location:
COLOR-Waatea logo 2016-final

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

06:30pm - 07:00pm
Ed Sheeran

Maori sidelined in whitebait debate
Whitebaiting in Mokau © GettyImages

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

KEN MAIR INTERVIEW
 

The chair of Te Wai Māori, the Māori freshwater fisheries trust, says iwi need to urgently get involved in the debate about the state of the whitebait catch.

Forest and Bird opened the whitebait season with a call to end commercial whitebaiting because four of the five native fish species are in danger of extinction.

Ken Mair says he wants to see more research and more communication with iwi about issues like habitat restoration, water quality and catch levels.

But he agrees there is a need for urgency.

"Māori, iwi are a central part of whitebait as regard to native fisheries and let's get on with it. I'm worried that once again we as iwi are being sidelined from this debate when we are a critical part of this discussion around whitebait," Mr Mair says.

Whitebait includes koaro, īnanga and giant kōkopu, which the Conservation Department rates as declining, shortjaw kōkopu, which is vulnerable, and banded kōkopu, which is not threatened.

Copyright © 2018, UMA Broadcasting Ltd: www.waateanews.com

MUMA2


E-Tangata-01092019
LETSLEARN-86
 
Ihumātao | National Party Solutions | More Problematic than Helpful
Dr Rawiri Taonui: This column looks at the National Party proposals for resolving the stand-off over the Fletcher Residential Special Housing Project at Ihumātao.
If your baby is being stolen by Oranga Tamariki, you must immediately start live streaming it
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: New shameful footage of Oranga Tamariki using Police to take a new born Maori infant from a mothers arms has emerged from Auckland Hospital and the outrage should be deafening.
The latest Oranga Tamariki outrage
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: We have all been horrified by the brutality of Oranga Tamariki uplifts, we have all been shocked at the lack of oversight, we have all been angered by the total failure of checks and balances within a system that has eroded parental rights in favour of big data calculations that decide to take your child based on future crimes.
0
TMP2
           

Submit

Glossary

 

Subscribe

Enter your email address to receive regular updates from Waatea News.
  • fb

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

06:30pm - 07:00pm