6 Oct 2011

Hawke's Bay streams monitored

6:55 am on 6 October 2011

A monitoring project from a Maori perspective of the Irongate and Karamu streams in Hawke's Bay begins on Thursday.

Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga has initiated the week long study due to concerns by local Maori about the degradation of the waterways, especially the Karamu.

Marei Apatu, who has a senior management role in the organisation, says the stream is not the live taonga it used to be.

He says a trained team of local Maori will check on water quality and the number of flora and fauna using a monitoring process developed by Ngai Tahu in the South Island.