Our Projects

Our Projects


From time to time Ngā Tāngata Tiaki will undertake projects to achieve the aspirations of our iwi to maintain the health and wellbeing of Te Awa Tupua and its people. 

Mouri Tūroa is one of those projects.  Mouri Tūroa is a jobs for nature approach guided by Tupua te Kawa, the intrinsic values of te Awa Tūpua.  The approach aims to improve the health and wellbeing of Te Awa Tupua by restoring the riparian margins of ngā manga iti, ngā manga nui o Te Awa Tupua.  

Ngā Tāngata Tiaki o Whanganui signed a four year contract with the Department of Conservation in September 2021 and established Mouri Tūroa.  Our approach has been to use the existing businesses in fencing, planting and pest control to work on lands in Te Awa Tupua that require restoration.  


Do you whakapapa to the Whanganui River? Would you and your whānau like to be registered on the Whanganui Iwi Database? What does that mean?

It means that you get sent pānui and updates on kaupapa related to the Whanganui River and Te Awa Tupua, the people and the river from the Mountains to the Sea. You can also apply for the different grants that are advertised on our website and facebook page.

If you are already on the database and need to up date your details please head to the database or send us an email at office@ngatangatatiaki.co.nz