In recent years GIFT has been using the six conditions of systems change framework (Kania et al 20181) to understand how GIFT is supporting meaningful change to restore mauri in the Hauraki Gulf. The picture below indicates how GIFT supported mahi is supporting system change in the Gulf. Clicking on each ‘condition’ below the diagram provides more information on the contributions made by the people and groups supported through GIFT.
It is important to note that environmental change can take a long time, and that outcomes from GIFT supported mahi are likely to create ripples for many years.
This analysis indicates that GIFT has contributed most in building relationships and influencing mental models for change, and least in influencing public policy and power dynamics affecting the Gulf. Influence on practices and resource flows are emergent and promising.
01 Ngā Tikanga Whakahaere:
Policy influence and impact
02 Ko ngā tikanga, ngā mahi:
03 Tauawhi, Tautoko:
05 Mana Motuhake:
06 Āta whakaaro:
06 Āta whakaaro:
Seasick – Saving the Hauraki Gulf documentary series being released in 2022: 7 x 12 minute web mini-series highlighting the issues and possible solutions to the environmental issues facing Tīkapa Moana Te Moananui-ā-Toi.
Over 50 people experience the Indigenous to Earth – Ngā uri ō Papatūānuku mē Ranginui programme to engage and empower Tāmaki Makaurau leaders with tools to champion projects in Tīkapa Moana Te Moananui-ā-Toi / Hauraki Gulf. 100% of participants reported significant enhancement in their own mauri and in their relationship with self and environment. Cultural learning was brought into workplaces and knowledge of mauri and how to restore mauri was strengthened. Some participants joined existing kaupapa to restore the Gulf, others made personal changes such as committing to learning Te Reo Māori.
Oceans Lab mauri restoration leadership programme for 25+ people who experienced a three-month lab process. Working with mauri, people were connected to themselves, each other, whenua and moana. Deep personal transformation of participants was reported.
The focus on mauri shifted Crave Global to work more holistically and changed how their business operates.
Funding enabled five Hauraki Gulf sites to be filmed for virtual reality (VR) and shared with schools (BLAKE). Direct engagement of over 30,000 students in the Hauraki Gulf-focused marine education via VR. Over 740,000 viewings via social media, 85,000 video viewings and 32,000 via the website app. BLAKE NZ-VR programme is also delivered in Te Reo Māori, and utilises a range of Māori concepts including pūrakau, rāhui and whakatauāki, to deliver a more relevant and meaningful experience for tamariki Māori.
Te Reo Māori translated Tīkapa Moana content created, raising interest for children (Young Ocean Explorers).
GIFT support has accelerated the Sustainable Business Network’s cultural development and understanding of Te Ao Māori. This has allowed SBN staff to more deeply acknowledge the colonial context of nature conservation in Aotearoa New Zealand. Placing mauri at the centre has reshaped SBN’s approach to all its work around deep personal connection with nature. It has been instrumental in SBN’s progression in national efforts for nature regeneration. GIFT has enabled the organisation’s move to support the large-scale Mana Whenua-led South Auckland nature regeneration project – Te Whakaoratanga o te Puhinui me te Manukau.
Protect Aotea has presented its kōrero on marine protection around Aotearoa – including Tauranga University, Waikato University, media networks, Pakiri Sand Hearings, Aotea Community, Ngāti Pāoa hui, Te Mautohe, Protect Pukeiahua, Pūtiki, Arohatia te moana, Hikoi mo te moana.