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Tuhoe Horticulture Development

Researcher: Nick Roskruge (BHort [Tech] Hons)
Supervisor: Taiarahia Black (Dept. Maori Studies)

Project begun in 1996 as an Honours project to assess resources with a view to horticulture as an economic land use. Included a hikoi to Wakatu for 14 key people of Tuhoe to see Maori horticulture, the initiation of a programme to bring young Tuhoe students to Massey and the preparation of 5 reports:

  • Development of the Tuhoe Land Resource - Horticulture Options (1996)
  • Development of the Tuhoe Land Resource - Education & Training (1997)
  • Bramble Block Development, Ngahina, Ruatoki (1996)
  • Tuhoe Hikoi ki Wakatu (1996)
  • Assessment of Soil Resources, Ngati Tawhaki (1996)

Maori Freshwater Tikanga and Values (1999)

Researcher: Reece Martin (BApplSc Hons) [NgaToa NgakiKai Scholar]
Supervisor: Nick Roskruge & Taiarahia Black (Maori Studies Dept)

Project aimed at determining important aspects of tikanga, kaitiakitanga and values associated with freshwater resources based on interactive sessions with selected iwi/hapu. These included Wanganui River Maori Trust Board, Nga Rauru, Ngati Whitikaupeka, Atiawa, Ngati Hauiti among others. Report prepared and presented.

  • An Investigation of the Tikanga Associated with Freshwater Resources

Ngati Apa Forestry (1998/1999)

Researcher: Shane Hona (BApplSc Hons)
Supervisor: Dr Chris Dake' (Inst. Natural Resources)

Project undertaking a feasibility study for Ngati Apa (Marton) of two blocks under their management and which they want to put into forestry. Study looked at tree varieties, financial and resource viability. Report prepared and presented.

  • Project Kokiritia - feasibility study on establishment of forestry crops on Ngati Apa land

Revegetation options for Ngati Pikiahu whenua (2000/2001)

Researcher: Shane Hona (BApplSc Hons)
Supervisor: Nick Roskruge

Tuhoe ProjectProject evaluating options for revegetation of land recently returned to Ngati Pikiahu management (hapu o Ngati Raukawa) near their marae, Poupatate (Kakariki, Rangitikei Valley). The aim was to set up a nursery, planting and rongoa programme based on a return to native cover. Reportprepared.

  • Revegetation option for land under Ngati Pikiahu Management




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