Te Aitanga-ā-Māhaki / Ngāti Porou / Ngāi Tai / Te Whakatohea
Ken Mair introducing Ian Ruru
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Ian Ruru has a scientific background in marine and freshwater fisheries and is a Director on Ngāti Porou Fisheries Ltd, Te Aitanga-ā-Māhaki Asset Holding Company, Te Kumukumu Ltd (Ngāi Tai) and the Iwi Collective Partnership. Ian has developed www.mauricompass.com, a framework for restoring the mauri of any ocean, river or lake. The tool is being used by the Gisborne District Council, Iwi and Rūnanga from Te Tairawhiti. Ian’s inspiration for developing the Mauri Compass comes from his father, the late Bill Ruru, and their work together teaching aquaculture and customary fishing qualifications through workshops at 300 Marae.