Mouri Tūroa call for landowners

Do you own land on the banks of the Whanganui River or its tributaries?

Is your whenua next to these waterways fenced off? Do you have the riparian margin planted?

Mouri Tūroa could help you! Mouri Tūroa is a new initiative designed to improve the health of the Whanganui River and to create nature-based employment opportunities for our people.

Erosion is widespread in the catchment and the high sediment loads have negatively impacted the Awa and freshwater species.

Mouri Tūroa will create local jobs aimed at working with landowners to mitigate soil erosion, improving water quality, and enhancing biodiversity within the catchment.  

Our focus areas include:

  • Fencing, riparian planting and maintenance
  • Freshwater fish habitat restoration
  • Pest control to protect plantings
  • Native tree nurseries
  • Building knowledge and skills amongst uri
  • Restoring tikanga associated with our Taiao and waterways.

The current priority is identifying landowners along the Awa who need support in these areas, as well as identifying contractors who can carry out the necessary work.

Landowners Expressions of Interest

Ngā Tāngata Tiaki is seeking contact from landowners, hapū and marae who live alongside the Whanganui River or its tributaries where their lands bordering these waterways require fencing, riparian planting, weed and pest control.  

If your lands require support in these areas and you would like to work with us to improve the health and wellbeing of Te Awa Tupua, please complete the following form. 

Landowners Form

Alternatively, you can visit the Mouri Tūroa webpage to learn more about the programme.



Have you and your whānau registered for the Whanganui Iwi Registration?
And are your details up to date?