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2008 Festival Theme

The theme for this years Nati Award competition is:Nati Putaiao / Nati Science.

The brief:

This year's theme invites you to explore the scientific world of Ngati Porou/East Coast.

Nati's descend from a historic lineage of scientific minds. Our tipuna included expert navigators, horticulturalists, biochemists, marine biologists, geologists and medicinal doctors. Our Nati environment is surrounded by and affected by science soil erosion, climate change, foreshore & sea bed, forestry, fisheries, oil and gas exploration etc. Use your creative and innovative digital skills to create projects about this fascinating kaupapa Nati Putaiao / Nati Science.

Some Ideas to start you thinking:

- Who's ya tipuna? Using DNA to find out your whakapapa.

- NSI - Nati Scientific Investigation.

- What Lives in Your Water Tank?

Scientific Web Links

www.niwa.co.nzThe National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research.

www.tki.org.nz/e/community/scienceScience Links on TKI website

www.ngatiporouhauora.org.nzNgati Porou Hauora

www.npwfl.co.nzNgati Porou Whanui Forests Ltd

www.npfl.co.nzNgati Porou Fisheries Ltd