Traditional cultural monitoring methods

Numerous sites around the Wellington region hold special significance to mana whenua and there is a need to monitor the water health to understand whether water is suitable for use, for example for mahinga kai (food gathering) and Maori customary use (eg blessings). 

Traditional Māori methods of monitoring water quality use the five senses.

Five senses image. Smell, sound, touch, taste and sight.

Greater Wellington uses additional methods and tools to test water quality in their work alongside mana whenua to monitor the health of our water ways.

Find out more about how we monitor our water

Updated February 2, 2022 at 4:09 PM

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