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Waiora Research currently trades as eClean. The vision of Waiora Research is to use both Scientific research and Mātauranga Māori to deliver technology to a Global market. At Waiora research we pride ourselves on being a business that acknowledges and embraces Māori culture. One of our key research aims is to improve the mauri of the water tributaries which the Dairy farm trial sites connect to. By improving the Mauri, it means improving the oxygen levels, decreasing contaminants, and removing unsafe bacteria/viruses from water. We currently work with the local Māori STEM academy, and we run workshops and seminars on water quality and our technology. Waiora Research are educating local Māori students about water quality and the Agricultural sector.

I started my research career working in Australia researching land-based Aquaculture and was employed in Research and Development designing biological filters for fish farms. That role ignited my passion for water quality, control, and restoration of our global waterways.

Our Founders’ Background

My name is Ngārie Scartozzi, I am of Māori heritage and come from the Iwi of Ngāti Porou on the East Coast of the North Island.

Ko Tawhiti-nui-a-Paoa te maunga
Ko Waikawa te awa
Ko Te Whanau-a-Iritekura te hapū

A few years ago, I migrated back to Aotearoa and continued my Postgraduate study in Water Quality and Conservation. I am currently a PhD candidate at the University of Canterbury where I am conducting research on restoring traditional mahinga kai sites (Māori freshwater fish and food harvesting site) utilizing biological filtration/ bioreactor to improve water quality and restore the Mauri and ecology of these sites.

I am now overseeing the eClean Bioreactor lab and field trials and it is expected that we will have a MVP for the Municipal and Agricultural sectors by December 2021.

Most of my days are either spent in the lab or out in Otautahi’s beautiful waterways collecting water samples, cleaning up our dirty waterways, riparian planting and basic restoration activities.

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Lets Connect and Save Our Waterways