Mai i nga Kuri a Wharei ki Tihirau 

RURIMA.jpgA regional fisheries forum established by local iwi and hapu in 2006. The forum sees Bay of Plenty iwi and the Ministry of Fisheries working together on customary fisheries issues and provides another avenue for addressing treaty responsibilities.

It enables iwi to move beyond managing local impacts on their fishing grounds, to becoming part of the decision-making around wider management issues and decisions affecting fish stocks. Iwi are working together to define common values and goals.

Ngāti Rangitihi representatives are Tane Turei and Chris Clarke.