The health of Tangaroa depends on us.

Tangaroa and tangata are inextricably interconnected.
Tangaroa affects every human life. It supplies freshwater (most rain comes from the ocean
–water cycle knowledge) and nearly all Earth’s oxygen. It moderates the Earth’s climate, influences our weather, and affects human health.
From Tangaroa we get kaimoana, medicines, andmineral and energy resources.
In addition, Tangaroa provides jobs, supports our nation’s economy, serves as a highway for transportation of goods and people, and plays a role in national security.
Tangaroa is a source of inspiration, recreation, rejuvenation and discovery. It is also an important element in the heritage of Maori (Te Vaka Tere journey) and our pacific neighbours.
Much of the world’s population lives in coastal areas. In particular our Pacific neighbours. Tangata affect the ocean in a variety of ways. Laws, regulations and resource management affect what is taken out and put into the ocean. Human development and activity leads to pollution eg: acidification and noise pollution- (eg: Investigating oil of the coast of New Zealand) and, physical modifications (such as changes to beaches, shores and rivers).

In addition, humans have removed most of the large vertebrates from the ocean. whaling
Everyone is responsible for caring for Tangaraoa. The ocean sustains life on Earth and we must live in ways that sustain the ocean. Individual and collective actions are needed to effectively manage ocean resources for all.
Use real time events to raise awareness. Use video to share the world of Tangaroa.
Use Matariki as a time to reflect on the health of Tangaroa.
Tino Rangatirotanga -Focus on Environmentalists who raise our awareness of Tangaroa. Eg: Sir Peter Blake,
Track the journey of Nga Vaka Tere through the Pacific
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