October 2000

In this issue

Te Runanga o Ngati Porou launches the Tourism Ngati Porou strategic plan aimed at culturally based tourism which could provide employment for each hapu, Radio Ngati Porou farewells Ngahiwi Apanui after 13 years of service and research into the Waiapu River reveals some of the worst sediment pollution levels in the world.

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River research reveals serious sediment pollution

The Waiapu Research Project, a joint venture between Te Whare Wananga o Ngati Porou and Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research (a Crown Research Institute) has found sediment pollution levels are higher than some catchments in Asia and Europe and the USA’s Mississippi River.