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Posted on 30 March, 2020

Postponement of Hull Cleaning Workshops

Postponement of Hull Cleaning Workshops

The Marine Biosecurity workshops planned for 28 March in Nelson and 29 March at Waikawa have been postponed until Spring, recognising current concern around the spread of Covid-19.

We hope you enjoy some time on the water if you are required to self isolate to help prevent spread of the virus. Being in nature is good for both immunity and our state of mind in these difficult times.

Attached is information on how to ensure you also prevent the spread of marine pests as you get out and about. Clean hulls and clean hands work the same way. Pests and disease don't get shared when they are removed.

Stay safe and we will see you in advance of hull maintenance in the Spring.

We are pleased that Altex Paints have committed to continue to support these valuable workshops whenever they can resume

Peter Lawless


TOS Marine Biosecurity Partnership

Postponement of Hull Cleaning Workshops anti fouling guidelines2 - (2.4 MB Adobe Acrobat PDF file) »


Posted on 25 March, 2020

Message to Members

Message to Members

Covid-19 Alert Level 4 Closure

Kia ora koutou tātou

Your Trust wish to advise that in light of the current Covid-19 Pandemic and due to the fact that all Aotearoa are operating on Alert Level 4, the Office must close.   

In the first instance if you need to contact the office please email .   Your email will be replied to at the earliest possible opportunity.   Due to the closure, and as per Ministry advice, staff will be off site and working where possible.

Our members are encouraged to check the Trust website for the link to #Manaaki20 Click here>> .

#Manaaki20 provides advice specific to Māori about what whānau needs to know, how to be safe, and to stay connected and protect those around you by staying at home.  

To ensure our whānau support gets to those who need it most, Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu is surveying whānau via its ‘Whanau Support Survey’ to see who needs support, and what that support looks like.   Please help by filling out this vital information in the Whanau Support Survey Click here>> .

Also, on the Trust Website is a link to the Ministry of Health COVID-19 daily updates Click here>>.

If you do need to speak to a Trust Operations team member then they can be contacted on the following numbers:

  • Chief Executive Officer Richardt Prosch.. 027 573 5170
  • Chief Financial Officer Lesley Udy............. 027 282 9977
  • Cultural Manager – Amai Thompson........ 027 382 8853
  • Resource Consents – Sylvie Heard............ 027 382 8017
  • Nelson/Golden Bay – Daren Horne.......... 027 380 5522
  • Kaitiaki o te Taiao – Ian Shapcott.............. 027 382 7176
  • Registrations – Noelene McEwen.............. 027 382 7371
  • Office – Pare Puketapu.............................. 027 382 9453
  • Executive Assistant...................................... 027 355 9033

Please take extra care of yourself, whānau, friends and neighbours at this trying time.

Reduce Contact.   Reduce Risk.    Reduce Spread


Posted on 19 March, 2020




Tēnā koutou,

Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-a-Māui Trust has been working through our responsibilities as an organisation to ensure we do our best to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 for whānau members registered with Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-a-Maui Trust.

These are unprecedented times and we need to take on board the information and guidelines from our Health professionals. Current plan Our priority is to be prepared by following Ministry of Health (MoH) Guidelines on the health, safety and wellbeing of our whanau, with a focus on our most vulnerable.

This is a serious evolving situation and we need to take preventative action and have instigated a process of welfare calls that will be made to all of our over 60s and those who have underlying illness’s that we have contact details for. If you have whanau that are over 60 years of age and those who have underlying illness’s and they don’t receive a phone call or email from us, please let us know so that we can update our records and enable welfare checks for them.

As staff we will also be following the MoH guidelines, we will be using video conferencing facilities and technology as much as possible to avoid unnecessary travel we continue to operate.

The over-arching message is to protect yourself and others by following the MoH guidelines which are:

  • Do not go to work or school if you feel unwell or are showing ‘flu’ like symptoms – please stay home.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or by covering your mouth and nose with tissues.
  • Put used tissues in the bin or a bag immediately.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water often (for at least 20 seconds).
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.
  • Avoid personal contact, such as kissing, sharing cups or food with sick people.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects, such as doorknobs.
  • Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 if you have any symptoms.

Supporting Vulnerable Members of the Whānau

  • In the event that a whanau member is required to self-isolate or is particularly vulnerable in this situation (e.g. underlying health issue, compromised immune system), please check in with them to ensure they have the supplies and support they need.
  • Please contact the office at 0800 284 292 or if you have any concerns or questions.

Social Distancing / Physical Contact / Hongi

  • Physical contact has been identified by the MoH as having the potential to increase the risk of spreading COVID-19, as such they recommend any unnecessary contact should be avoided if possible, take a Social Distancing approach, MoH recommendations and common sense should be followed including self-isolation.
  • Hongi is at the discretion of the individual to receive or not in any capacity, respecting personal Rangatiratanga is important.
  • Hui – numerous hui are being cancelled or postponed and following the advice from the MoH, this may affect sport, we will keep a watching brief and keep information available as it comes to hand.




Posted on 14 February, 2020

Picton Ferry Terminal

Picton Ferry Terminal


As Port Marlborough and Kiwi Rail have teamed up to modify/build new facilities pertaining to Picton Ferry Terminal for new vessels below is a link  for your perusal and consideration

- create a destination gateway, that locals and visitors are proud of, and enjoy using
- drop off/ pick up
- pedestrian access
- service vehicle access
- visitor parking
- bus/coach access (cruise/
- ability to work with seasonal flux

- create a crafted sequence of landscape spaces
- create a memorable visitor experience
- support the health and well being of Picton in terms of its PEOPLE+PLACE+CULTURE
- acknowledge Te Ātiawa history and context in Waitohi/Picton/Waikawa

- Support and recognize tangata whenua historical and contemporary connections to the site and the broader Picton area where appropriate ;
- Integrate landscape features including cultural references to the historical Waitohi Stream;
- Celebrate Picton’s maritime/port coastal landscape;
- Achieve design consistency and coherence appropriate to the scale of the

Ferry Terminal operations;
- Support activation of the coastal edge and pedestrian access into Picton town centre;
- Support existing ecological systems; and
- Integrate safe, amenity enhanced multi-modal circulation routes.
- Develop the design in line with the sustainability strategies of both Kiwirail ad Port Marlborough New Zealand

For more detailed information, download the presentation document here » (11MB PDF)


Posted on 29 January, 2020

Kaitiaki Whenua Trainee Ranger

Kaitiaki Whenua Trainee Ranger

Kaitiaki Whenua Trainee Ranger

This is an amazing opportunity to get a Level 4 qualification in conservation with mautauranga Maori overlaid and connections to the rohe iwi and marae – this opportunity is unique and not available anywhere else. If numbers don’t hit 12 the programme will not proceed.


We want people to enrol now to register their interest.


We will connect with people applying to support them to complete the application and/or to navigate to alternative programmes if they subsequently decide Project Moturoa is not for them and they don’t want to proceed.  Applicants will also be provided with support and advice on Student Allowance and/or Loan, course related costs (e.g. personal equipment, etc.) and any other questions they might have.


The age criteria is 18 plus (no upper limit). 


Meanwhile there are new opportunities on the horizon.  There is a new national programme in development which is earn as you learn in paid employment but with no qualifications attached.  Project Moturoa lends itself nicely as a pathway into the new programme.


The collaborative landscapes projects in Te Tauihu will provide a range of new paid employment – this is a great time to prepare for these new jobs by achieving a relevant level 4 qualification in 2020.


Please feel free to reply to this email with any patai.  Your key contacts are:

  • Pene Gieger – Project Moturoa Coordinator phone 0223119458
  • Matt Hippolite – Department of Conservation Partnerships
  • Sharlene Maniapoto – Whenua Kura
  • Monique Day – NMIT
  • Ronnie Gibson – secretariat Environmental Pou

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