tapu noa

Tapu and noa are key cultural constructs that were central to traditional Māori society, and continue to inform thinking and practice in Māori society today. The intent of this document is to provide some insight, generic language and frameworks about how these concepts might be considered in biowaste management – with a particular focus on biosolids.Importantly, this is to guide non-Māori towards knowing how to ask the right questions in their conversations and engagement with local hapū and Iwi. The report is based upon qualitative research and community engagement work undertaken by the CIBR programme to explore the social and cultural feasibility of the beneficial reuse of biosolids.


Click here [PDF, 1.2 MB] to read the report.

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