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Pēhea ai mātou e whakamana i Te Tiriti o Waitangi

How we honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Tūpuna Maunga Authority

The Tūpuna Maunga agreement is a treaty-based approach and an example of co-governance between local government (Auckland Council) and its Treaty partners, Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau (also known as the Tāmaki collective).

Find out more on the Tūpuna Maunga website.

The Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau Collective Redress Act 2014

This act made a law that:

  • transferred ownership of 14 maunga from the Crown to the iwi/hapū of Tāmaki Makaurau
  • created the Tūpuna Maunga Authority to oversee all decisions relating to their maunga.

Auckland Council is responsible for looking after the maunga and is directed by the the Tūpuna Maunga Authority.

This was a very important settlement because maunga are particularly significant sites for Māori.

The health and wellbeing of the maunga are the most important consideration in each decision made by the Tūpuna Maunga Authority.

Spiritual sites of significance

To learn more about why maunga are so important to Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau (the Māori tribes of Auckland), see the OurAuckland article ‘Protecting our maunga'.

Protecting our maunga

In the following short video, Nick Turoa from the Tūpuna Maunga Authority explains about the spiritual significance of Auckland's maunga.


Read the full transcript of this video

Locating our maunga

The following map shows Tāmaki Makaurau's 14 maunga that are co-governed by us and the Tūpuna Maunga Authority.

Māngere Mountain and Maungakiekie / One Tree Hill are still owned by the Crown but are administered through the Tūpuna Maunga Authority.

See how many you recognise, and which one is closest to you.

Read next topic - Māori representation in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland


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