Fish Hook Summit Participants 2022
This year's event saw around 200 participants attend the hui. Presenters included our own Taiwhenua and Hapu Claimant Groups sharing their goals and aspirations and output over the past year. This is one of the only times that our iwi leaders within Kahungunu, come together to feedback on their work, particularly in the environmental space, and it proved to be well worth the planning because it saw the most whanau attendance since these events started in 2011. Whether we agree or not, this is collaboration. Sharing together, understanding each other more, and working toward the same goals. Tihei Kahungunu.
FISH HOOK SUMMIT 2023
The 11th Kahungunu Fish Hook Summit will take place on Wednesday 12 July at the Napier War Memorial Centre, Marine Parade, Napier.
Our lakes, rivers, streams, estuaries, foreshore, and sea degradation, depletion, and conflict are a direct effect of bad management despite the best efforts of whānau, hapū and iwi to improve our environment.
The purpose of the fish hook summit series has been to encourage whānau to work together to explore opportunities, share ideas, and celebrate positive things we are doing to improve our environment. It is clear that there are great concerns regarding the current state of our taiao within the rohe.
Cyclone Gabrielle has brought a whole new perspective to this year's Kahungunu Fish Hook Summit - and highlighted the importance of better planning, wider considerations and the value of mātauranga Māori towards natural solutions. Our goal is to 'Care for our Environment so our Environment can Care for us'.