Research report

Māori values and economic modelling for whenua Māori

This report supports Māori landowners to reduce climate risks and maximise revenues, using kaupapa Māori, bio-physical and economic tools.

Current land uses in Te Tairāwhiti (such as pine or sheep and beef) exacerbate climate hazards and are highly vulnerable to a changing climate. Alternative options such as indigenous forestry, horticulture and other medicinal and cosmetic options derived from mātauranga Māori, are likely to be more climate-resilient, and more closely aligned with landowner aspirations.

This report presents recommendations for governance arrangements in Te Tairāwhiti, policy recommendations (including for the Ministry of Primary Industries and the Gisborne District Council), recommendations for Māori landowners, and recommendations for working with Māori to address climate issues.


Climate-resilient forestry & horticulture