Toi tu te marae o Tane-Mahuta, toi tu te marae o Tangaroa, toi tu te tangata
When the land and sea are looked after, the people will prosper.

Each of the strategic goals, outcomes and associated actions are important in their own right and must be seen collectively as the pathway to restore the mauri / life force and essential quality and vitality of Queen Charlotte Sound / Tōtaranui.

It is not possible to undertake all the actions required instantly and we need to prioritise the actions in a staged implementation with associated monitoring and research needs.

We need to take a generational perspective since it took decades to create the current impacts on the Queen Charlotte Sound / Tōtaranui area, so we expect that restoration to the desired outcomes may also take decades, after all Tōtara can live for a thousand years.

The project supports and understands the need to protect and manage ngā taonga tuku iho (treasures handed down to us).

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Project objectives for 2021

  • Lead strategic initiatives described in the plan that are clearly not the role of any particular statutory agency, and/or facilitate interagency cooperation to ensure priority initiatives are implemented.
  • Document the detailed implementation plan.
  • Facilitate and coordinate research, information gathering, and reporting for the project as well as providing a central place where information can be held.
  • Establish a public awareness and education campaign on the implementation of the plan and other relevant issues associated with Queen Charlotte Sound / Tōtaranui.
  • Support the community initiatives and restoration groups already actively engaged with protecting and restoring Queen Charlotte Sound / Tōtaranui.
  • Assist iwi with the kaitiakitanga of the marine space.
  • Work closely with DOC, Iwi, Marlborough District Council, landowners to help establish the network of integrated catchment management plans.
  • Lead regular meetings with partners to track and communicate implementation progress.
  • Seek opportunities to add value to research projects, for example, by involving local industry and community groups, and developing opportunities for partners to undertake research programmes collaboratively.
  • Help co-ordinate research across different programmes.
  • Provide a liaison role between research programmes and management agencies, to ensure important results are communicated and understood.
  • Identifying future opportunities for synergies between partners and research agencies.

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