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Glossary

  • Kai awa mahinga kai
    gathering of food from rivers.
  • Kai moana
    food and related resources from the sea.
  • Kaitiakitanga
    the exercise of guardianship by the tangata whenua of an area in accordance with tikanga māori in relation to natural and physical resources; and includes the ethic of stewardship.
  • Ked, Ticks, Lice, Fly-strike
    types of parasites that use sheep as hosts.
  • Koiwi tangata
    any remains of a Maori person that do not show signs of having been turned into or incorporated into an artefact.
  • Kai
    food.
  • Kai awa
    food and other resources from rivers.
  • Kai roto
    food and related resources from lakes.
  • Kaitiaki
    guardian(s) - those who exercise kaitiakitanga.
  • Kākahi
    freshwater mussels.
  • Kaupapa
    strategy or process.
  • Kawa
    the laws of nature.
  • Ki uta ki tai
    literally “from the mountains to the sea” - continuity of flow. Rivers are seen to connect up diverse landscapes and to be a source of life. The concept highlights the necessity of integrated approaches to management or natural resources. It is a holistic approach to kaitiakitanga. It is a whole ecosystem approach.
  • Kōtare
    kingfisher.
  • Kōtuku
    white heron.
  • Kōwaro
    Canterbury mudfish (Neochanna burrowsius). Find out more about mudfish.