Māori strategy and relations

Mana whenua - kaitiaki (iwi resource management contacts)

Auckland Council engages with mana whenua on resource management matters, including resource consents and plan changes.

To enable us to do this we maintain a list of iwi authorities, organisations and individuals representing the interests of mana whenua iwi and hapū of the Auckland region.


Legal context

The Resource Management Act 1991 requires local and regional authorities to keep and maintain information about iwi and hapū.

View Section 35A(1) of the Resource Management Act 1991 for full details.


Mana whenua information

The information we maintain also includes iwi planning documents that have been lodged with the Auckland Council, as well as iwi websites that provide valuable information.

We have also indicated the potential areas of customary interests of mana whenua relative to local board areas, as not all consent applicants are completely aware of tribal boundaries and areas of interest.

It should be noted that the list should be seen in the context of Auckland Council requirements and obligations to mana whenua and viewed without prejudice to other mana whenua or government agencies.

The information has been provided by mana whenua through:

  • relevant iwi planning documents
  • resource consent reports
  • environment court proceedings
  • Iwi submissions to other planning and council processes
  • Waitangi Tribunal reports
  • Te Kāhui Mangai (a website which Te Puni Kōkiri maintains in providing relevant information on iwi authorities).

See also Engaging with iwi - Kaitiaki contacts.

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