Management of Tūpuna Maunga
Auckland Council is responsible for the management of the Tūpuna Maunga under the direction of the Maunga Authority.
Draft Maunga Authority Operational Plan 2017-2018 submissions
The Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau Collective Redress Act 2014 requires the Tūpuna Maunga o Tāmaki Makaurau Authority to prepare an Annual Operational Plan.
The draft Operational Plan 2017 / 2018 sets out the budget for the coming financial year in detail and provides indicative information for the years 2018/2019 and 2019/2020. The draft plan is to be considered within the framework of the Auckland Council 10 year budget (Long-term Plan 2018-2028).
Read the draft annual plan
Draft Tūpuna Maunga Authority Operational Plan 2017-2018 (PDF 726KB)
Summary - Draft Tūpuna Maunga Authority Operational Plan 2017-2018 (PDF 124KB)
The Plan covers key operational projects for the coming financial year and how Auckland Council will carry out the day-to-day maintenance of the Tūpuna Maunga (ancestral mountains) under the direction of the Tūpuna Maunga Authority. It is instrumental in ensuring clear and collaborative decision-making by the Tūpuna Maunga Authority and Auckland Council.
Included in the draft plan is a programme of works that has been organised along the following themes:
- Wairuatanga / Spiritual
- Mana Aotūroa / Cultural and Heritage
- Takotoranga / Landscape
- Mauri Pūnaha Hauropi / Ecology & Biodiversity
- Mana Hononga Tangata / Living Connection
- Whai Rawa Whakauka / Economic & Commercial
- Mana Whai a Rēhia / Recreational
Have your say online
The Tūpuna Maunga Authority invites you to make a submission on the draft Operational Plan 2017 / 2018 by completing the online feedback form at www.shapeauckland.co.nz.
Note that this is a general feedback form for all aspects of the Annual Budget. If you only want to submit on the draft Tūpuna Maunga Operational Plan 2017/2018, go directly to the last page on the form and fill out the section titled ‘Do you have any other feedback?’ Please write ‘RE: draft Tūpuna Maunga Operational Plan 2017/2018’ on the first line.
Have your say in person
The Tūpuna Maunga Authority and Auckland Council welcome your verbal feedback on the draft Tūpuna Maunga Operational Plan 2017/2018 as follows:
10 April 2017, 10am to 11.30am
Reception Lounge, Level 2
Auckland Town Hall, 301-317 Queen Street
If you would like to speak at this event, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a daytime contact number by 6 April 2017. The team will be in touch to confirm a speaking time.
Have your say in writing
You can email feedback direct to the Tūpuna Maunga Authority at email@example.com up until 10 April 2017.
Access on Tūpuna Maunga
The access times to the Tūpuna Maunga are as follows:
Summer opening hours: 7am-8.30pm
Winter opening hours: 7am-7pm
Changes to vehicle access from early January 2016
For Mana Whenua, the tihi (summit) has always been a place to be treated with respect and reverence.
Today it is loved by all visitors as a place for quiet reflection and connection. To honour these values and create an enhanced, safer experience for pedestrians and cyclists, the Maungawhau tihi is being returned to a space free of motor vehicles.
The Maungawhau tihi will be closed to private motor vehicles, including motorbikes and scooters, from early January 2016.
Pedal bicycles can use the road to the tihi. Cyclists are reminded to keep to the speed limit and be mindful of pedestrians.
Limited mobility access
If you have limited mobility and are unable to walk to the tihi, or if you are the driver for someone with limited mobility, you can request to drive to the top in your own car vehicle.
Automated vehicle bollards at the entrance to the summit road can be lowered by keying in an access code. When you exit the summit road, the bollards will automatically lower.
To obtain an access code, please phone Auckland Council on 09 379 1340 on the day of your visit. You will be asked to provide your total mobility scheme or mobility parking permit number.
Designated mobility parking is located at the tihi.
Leases on Tūpuna Maunga
If you have any questions regarding your lease on the maunga please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Events on Tūpuna Maunga
The Maunga Authority is the decision-maker for all applications for events on the Tūpuna Maunga.
Under the Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau Collective Redress Act, the Maunga Authority must, in making such decisions, have regard to:
- the spiritual, ancestral, cultural, customary, and historical significance of the maunga to Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau; and
- the maunga being held by Mana Whenua for the common benefit of Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau and the other people of Auckland
In order to respect these values, the potential impact of all proposed events on the Tūpuna Maunga will be considered by the Maunga Authority.
If you are considering undertaking an event on one of the 14 Tupuna Maunga, an event permit is required.
An “event” is defined as any organised event on the maunga that has event related infrastructure and/or more than 50 people. This includes community picnics and ceremonies.
To enquire about the event categories, permitting timeframes and fees and to apply for an event permit please email email@example.com
Filming on Tūpuna Maunga
A filming and/or commercial still photography permit is required for filming and commercial still photography on the maunga regardless of nature, scale and location.
To apply for a filming or photography permit and enquire about the permit fee, see Filming in Auckland.
For more information on Tūpuna Maunga
If you have any questions about any of the information provided on these pages, contact the Lead Officer for the Tūpuna Maunga o Tāmaki Makaurau Authority: firstname.lastname@example.org