Tūpuna Maunga o Tāmaki Makaurau Authority

Tūpuna Maunga Integrated Management Plan (IMP)

Maungawhau / Mt Eden tihi (summit)

Ngā Tūpuna Maunga o Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland’s ancestral mountains) are among the most significant cultural, historical and geological (volcanic) landscapes in the region and are iconic taonga.

They are sacred to Mana Whenua as taonga tuku iho (treasures handed down the generations). Local communities also have a strong emotional connection with, and draw a sense of identity from, the Tūpuna Maunga.

Following the return of 14 Tūpuna Maunga to Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau (the mana whenua tribes of Auckland) in 2014, the Tūpuna Maunga Authority has produced a single integrated management plan to set the direction for their restoration, protection and management.

Tūpuna Maunga Integrated Management Plan

Tūpuna Maunga Integrated Management Plan - Part 1 (PDF 15.4MB) 

Tūpuna Maunga Integrated Management Plan - Part 2 (PDF 20.3MB)

Tūpuna Maunga Integrated Management Plan - Part 3 (PDF 16.8MB)

Values and pathways

The plan outlines the long-term vision for the Tūpuna Maunga and sets out Values and Pathways to achieve an integrated outcome for all the maunga:

  • The Values provide the framework for the tika approach to caring and protecting the maunga
  • The Pathways elaborate on and give tangible expression to the Values. They are guiding principles and objectives that set the direction the Tūpuna Maunga Authority proposes for protecting and caring for the maunga and they provide a framework for future decision-making

The Values are:

  • Wairuatanga / Spiritual
  • Mana Aotūra / Cultural and Heritage
  • Takotoranga Whenua / Landscape
  • Mauri Pūnaha Hauropi / Ecology and Biodiversity
  • Mana Hononga Tangata / Living Connection
  • Whai Rawa Whakauka / Economic / Commercial
  • Mana Whai a Rēhia / Recreational


  • Dec - 22 Jan 2016
    Informal engagement on the Draft Integrated Management Plan
  • February 2016
    Public submission for the Proposed Integrated Management Plan opens
  • June 2016
    Public hearings and deliberations
  • July 2016
    Final Integrated Management Plan approved
  Indicates current position in timeline.

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