Ngā kaupapa: Education, Environment

E rua ira whitu mīriona tāra ka tuari te kāwanatanga hei whakatū kohikohi tautauranga ā-motu parahanga

Mānia Clarke

Koinei te rā taiao huri noa i te ao. Ā, ko tā te Kāwanatanga mahi, he tuari i te rua ira whitu mīriona tāra hei whakatū kaupapa mātauranga, rangahau hoki i ō tātou takutai me te whakakore ake i te putanga atu o kirihōu ki te moana.

E para ana ngā ākonga o Te Kuratuatahi o Ōrākei i te huarahi hei kaitiaki mō te taiao.

“It's really important because it's helping the environment and it's also not killing the animals,” i mea atu a Peter Maihi, tau e 5.

“And we really need them to stay alive cause that's how we stay alive too.”

Hei tuatahitanga, ka tuari te Manatū mō Te Taiao e rua ira whitu miriona tara hei whakarite rautaki mātauranga me te whakatū kohikohi tatauranga ā motu mō ngā parahanga.

“We have a big gap around waste data,” i kī atu te Minita Tuarua o Te Manatū Mō Te Taiao, a Eugenie Sage.

“We don't know very well how much waste we're producing and this initiative by Sustainable Coastlines, working with iwi, hapū, communities, schools, and with Stats NZ, MFE and DOC, better measuring what litter is ending up both on our beaches and on our stream banks.”

Tōna toru rau mano tana o ngā rawa kirihou ka hokona mai i tāwāhi kia hanga taputapu ai. Ka whakangungu ngā tauira me ngā hapori hei kaipūtaiao ki te kohikohi tatauranga mā ngā tikanga whakahaere pūtaiao.

“Ko te mātauranga o wēnei mahi ka whakaora te mātauranga o te kāwanatanga, te ao pakihi tātou katoa ngā hapori, he aha te nuinga o te raru nei,” i kōrero atu te Kaiwhakaaro Auaha o Ngāti Whātua o Ōrākei, a Te Aroha Morehu.

“Using that information to help us design better solutions,” i mea mai te kaiwhakatū-takirua, Kaiārahi Matua o Sustainable Coastlines a Camden Howitt. “So that means politicians and decision makers. It means school students and researchers all have the right information.”

Tekau mā rua ngā kamupene ā-motu, i tāwahi hoki i tāmoko i tētehi kawenata Tākai Kirihou o Aotearoa kia whakamahia ai ngā tākai tukurua hei te tau rua mano rua tekau mā rima.

Ka hanga i tētehi marautanga mātauranga para ā-motu hoki hei ākoranga mā ngā kura hurinoa i te motu.