Te Waihora Co-Governance
Co-governance describes an arrangement for negotiated decision-making between iwi and other groups like central and local government or any other organisation, particularly in relation to natural resources. In Aotearoa New Zealand, some arrangements are mandated in law through Treaty of Waitangi settlements. The Te Waihora Co-Governance Group is not like this – we have a voluntary arrangement.
Whakaora Te Waihora restoration programme
The Whakaora Te Waihora programme is an extensive ecological and cultural restoration programme for Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere that is led by Ngāi Tahu and Environment Canterbury.
The programme is involved in a number of projects including the construction of a wetland, weed strike force and riparian planting.