A rahui or protective fishing exclusion is now in place, meaning this area is a safe haven for the tuna, so their population can once again thrive in the awa.
This project a hands-on experience that raises awareness of traditional cultural practices, and the significant mauri, or lifeforce, of this water.
It is a partnership with Tanenuiarangi Manawatū Incorporated and Gordon Consulting with support from Ngati Hineaute Hapu Authority, Te Rangimarie, Palmerston North City Council, Horizons Regional Council, Te Manawa Museum of Art Science and History, Massey University, Palmerston North City Environmental Trust and the Manawatū River Leaders Accord.
Construction started in March 2020 and was completed in July.
For more information
Read the Urban Eels implementation plan on the Gordon Consulting website.
We’re a keen partner of this project, as it falls into our Manawatū River Framework, which aims to get more people visiting and enjoying the river each year.