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Tūpuna Maunga Integrated Management Plan

Te Mahere Whakakotahi i ngā Whakahaere mō ngā Tūpuna Maunga

Why we need an integrated management plan for Tūpuna Maunga

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.

Get a copy of Tūpuna Maunga Integrated Management Plan (IMP)

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.

  • Values provide the framework for the tika approach to caring and protecting the maunga.
  • 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 and commercial
  • Mana Whai a Rēhia/Recreational.