This research will:

  1. translate expressions of mauri into measures of degraded and healthy productive ecosystems, linking to Pou 1
  2. co-develop tools and approaches that enhance resilience and protect productive landscapes managed by Māori and Pasifika communities within Aotearoa-New Zealand and beyond, linking to Pou 2
  3. restore balance in our productive soil ecosystems through the use of indigenous microbiomes associated with the manuka me te kānuka system, linking to Pou 3.

We plan to operationalise the value of intergenerational land-management practices and the mātauranga of mānuka me te kanuka and its associated beneficial bioactive properties in mainstream productive sector management.

This will support iwi/hapū and other productive land managers to achieve intergenerational benefits through changes in land-use practices.

Given the increase in land under Māori stewardship, this project will enable the transition of land uses based on long-term value and outcomes for the benefit of Aotearoa New Zealand and beyond.

Project Team

Prof. Nick Roskruge

Prof. Nick Roskruge

Roles

Deputy Director

Researcher

Institution

Massey University

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Dr. Nick Waipara

Dr. Nick Waipara

Roles

Researcher

Institution

Plant & Food Research

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Aroha Mead

Aroha Mead

Roles

Researcher

Simon Apang Semese

Simon Apang Semese

Roles

PhD student

Institution

Massey University

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