Flourishing relationships between northern Maori, the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council, Greenpeace and other environmental and fishing organisations is a direct consequence of spending time together at Hokianga Accord hui.
The Hokianga Accord was established in 2005 as the mid north iwi fisheries forum. The Accord includes Ngapuhi and Ngati Whatua iwi and hapu, commercial and non-commercial (customary and recreational) fishing interests and environmental organisations.
Seventeen public, overnight hui have been held throughout Northland, Kaipara and Auckland. Individuals and groups with an interest in the marine environment are encouraged to participate in the forum.
Spending time together has broken down some old barriers of distrust and enabled allowed everyone to get to know and trust each other.
Now those involved Through working TOGETHER the Accord's participants realise that there is not that much difference between what Maori and other New Zealanders want from our fisheries.
The Accord’s common vision is: 'more fish in the water/kia maha atu nga ika ki roto i te wai'
LegaSea’s vision is: 'more fish in the water for future generations'.
This alignment of visions means that LegaSea can confidently support the Hokianga Accord working TOGETHER with recreational fishing organisations, Greenpeace & environmental interests, landcare & local authorities, and others to achieve better outcomes for northern communities and in the national interest.
Hui report - August 2014
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