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Ngati Hauiti Resource Management (Te Runanga o Ngati Hauiti, Rata) (1999)

Researcher: Noreen Mako (MBusStud- Valuation & Management) [Poutama Scholar]
Supervisor: Nick Roskruge & Taiarahia Black (Maori Studies Dept)

Project aimed at creating a model (policies & objectives) for consultation within an iwi structure for resource management issues. Report prepared and presented.

Establishing an Internal Consultation Model for Natural Resource Consents by Iwi.

Management & Valuation of Marae - case studies (Ngati Kahungunu) (1999)

Researcher: Noreen Mako (MBS) [Poutama Scholar]
Supervisor: Iona McCarthy (College of Business)
Maori Mentor: Nick Roskruge & Taiarahia Black

Project identifying the valuation status and issues based on three marae at Pakipaki.

Asset Management for Marae based on Case Studies.

Bulk cooking processes for Mussels

Researcher: Krisha Mateparae (MTech) [Te Ohu Kai Moana Scholar]
Supervisor: Dr John Bronlund (Inst. Tech & Engr)
Maori Mentor: Nick Roskruge

Project for a MTech degree majoring in Bioprocess Engineering which was partially funded by Te Ohu kai Moana and Sealords Fisheries. The project involved looking at how to achieve consistent cooking qualities for bulk steaming of mussels in bins.

Integrated Environmental Management & Natural Resource Management for Maori Authorities (2000-2001)

Researcher: Clinton Hemana (MApplSci)
Supervisor: Tanira Kingi & Dr Terry Kelly

Project aimed at researching whether integrated environmental management (IEM) approach could accommodate Maori environmental values. A proposed IEM framework was described for use by Maori authorities.

Understanding Native Taonga: the Castle Hill Buttercup (Ranunculus crithmifolius sub paucifolius)

Researcher: Morore Piripi (MSc)
Supervisor: Dr Peter J Lockhart

The Castle Hill buttercup is one of New Zealand's most endangered plants. Restricted to the Castle Hill region, the population at one stage was reduced to about 20 plants. The project proposes to use molecular marker techniques and DNA fingerprinting using ISSR to investigate the possible hybrid origin of the endemic Castle Hill Buttercup, It is hoped that this will lead to a better understanding of the biological processes explaining New Zealand plant diversity, and will allow informed decisions to be made concerning conservation of our native taonga.

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