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dc.contributor.authorMacDonald, L.
dc.contributor.authorAnaru, W.
dc.description.abstractMāori are the indigenous people of New Zealand and throughout the country, local government relationships with hapū (a group or family from a common ancestor) and iwi (a post-colonial term for groups of hapū who have common ancestral links or share a geographical location) are critical to the sustainable management of natural resources. Here we describe an initiative formed in response to an incursion of brown bullhead catfish (Ameiurus nebulosus) in Lake Rotoiti and (as of December 2018) Lake Rotorua, two of the ancestral lakes under the mana whakahaere (a self-determination and decision-making role) of Te Arawa Lakes Trust. The programme involves a full-time staff member from Te Arawa Lakes Trust working directly alongside the Bay of Plenty Regional Council to progressively contain the catfish population in Lakes Rotoiti and Rotorua. To date, this project has removed over 80,000 catfish from the lakes, generated significant research findings, engaged over 500 volunteers and delivered an educational programme to over 1500 school students across the district. This partnership approach to a biosecurity project has strengthened relationships between local government, iwi, hapū and the wider community while delivering positive environmental outcomes.en_NZ
dc.publisherUnitec ePressen_NZ
dc.rightsIwi and local government partnerships in biosecurity: A case study of Te Arawa Catfish Killas in response to a pest fish incursion in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, by Lucas MacDonald and William Anaru, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.en_NZ
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dc.subjectLake Rotoiti (N.Z.)en_NZ
dc.subjectLake Rotorua (N.Z.)en_NZ
dc.subjectAmeiurus nebulosus (brown bullhead catfish)en_NZ
dc.subjectbrown bullhead catfishen_NZ
dc.subjectTe Arawa Catfish Killasen_NZ
dc.subjectpest fishen_NZ
dc.subjectTe Arawa Lakes Trusten_NZ
dc.subjectcommunity engagementen_NZ
dc.subjectpest controlen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.titleIwi and local government partnerships in biosecurity : a case study of Te Arawa Catfish Killas in response to a pest fish incursion in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealanden_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden050103 Invasive Species Ecologyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden050202 Conservation and Biodiversityen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationMacDonald, L., Anaru, W. (2020). Iwi and local government partnerships in biosecurity: A case study of Te Arawa Catfish Killas in response to a pest fish incursion in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. Perspectives in Biosecurity, (2020/5), 17-22. ISSN: 2538-0125. Retrieved from
unitec.publication.titlePerspectives in Biosecurityen_NZ
dc.subject.tukutukuIka waimāorimi_NZ
dc.subject.tukutukuKararehe kaikinomi_NZ
unitec.publication.placeMount Albert, Auckland, New Zealanden_NZ
unitec.institution.studyareaNatural Sciencesen_NZ
unitec.institution.studyareaNatural Sciences

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