Community anchor sites

We work closely with coastal communities of Aotearoa.  Here are some of our community anchor sites who undertake projects of their design within the kaupapa of CPSS. The current community-led research projects are:


The kaupapa of the Ruruku project is to bring the wider community together to wānanga around the planning and construction of a traditional sailing waka.

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Te Tahuna o Whareponga

This project aims to understand the past, present and future mātauranga practices and fisheries management at Whareponga, on the East Coast of Te Ika a Māui.

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Rangatahi Tumeke

Rangatahi Tumeke is a charitable trust that run wānaka to help connect rangatahi to the natural environment to develop confidence and life skills.

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