Welcome to Te Wairua O Te Moananui-Ocean Spirit Charitable Trust.
Our vision is a healthy Ocean in which coastal ecosystems and human communities thrive in a harmonious, respectful and mutually beneficial relationship that includes the recognition of the Ocean’s mauri (life-force) as a living being, critical to the healthy functioning of the planet.
Our mission is to support and encourage this respectful relationship between people, coastal environments, and the Ocean, through education, research, advocacy and practical learning programmes, such as the Hauora Moana Community Monitoring Initiative.
Support capacity building within communities, enabling them to take responsibility for contextually appropriate management decisions in relation to the goal of healthy local coastal ecosystems.
Support the establishment and development of community based social enterprises that encourage generationally sustainable practices within coastal and Ocean ecosystems.
Recognise and embody the spiritual connection between people, the land and the Ocean.
Recognise & acknowledge Indigenous traditional knowledge and to support the use of traditional management practices.