showcase health and wellbeing initiatives for their river
Māori governance entity Ngā Tāngata Tiaki O Whanganui and Rānana Marae have hosted a river symposium at Rānana.
The event last Friday gave Whanganui uri [descendants] the platform to showcase a range of examples and initiatives they use to support the health and wellbeing of the Whanganui River.
Before the symposium commenced, Dr Rawiri Tinirau made reference to a whakataukī [tribal saying] coined by Morvin Te Anatipa Simon, which set the scene of the hui: “He pukenga wai, he nohoanga tāngata; he nohoanga tāngata, he putanga kōrero - where there is a body of water, people settle; where people settle, legends unfold.”
Link to article: Whanganui river hapū showcase health and wellbeing initiatives for their river - NZ Herald