Ngā Kōwhiringa Whenua Māori – Māori land-use opportunities
Intern: Jonothan Rau
Supervisor: Dr Shaun Awatere
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga/Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research
This research project seeks to identify horticultural land use opportunities in Māori-owned Wairoa, Te Tairawhiti rohe. The outcomes of this project are to monitor and assess current soil and water trends to determine the most suitable crops for preventing wind and water erosion. Methods include district scale spatial analysis (Reid et. al 2006) to determine the most suitable crops, of which are saffron, feijoa and gevuina.
This project continued into a Master’s study in January, 2018.