This month the BCG learnt from a senior lecturer from the University of Auckland about Mātauranga Māori and similarities and differences in approach with western science. It explored ways to incorporate Mātauranga Māori knowledge and methods into its recommendations. The Group also heard from Greater Wellington Regional Council about its approach to urban ecological restoration and mobilising communities in an effective way. Continuing its analysis of existing policy to ensure policy coherence, it heard from the Department of Conservation on the Threatened Species Strategy. The rest of the meeting was spent working on allocating concepts under the national policy direction and complementary measure categories and developing objectives for each.
Omataora Kiwi Project (credit: Sabine Bernert)