Te mahi tahi me ngā mana whenua me ngā hapori
Working with mana whenua and communities
An important part of the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management (NPSFM) implementation is working with mana whenua and communities to determine how Te Mana o te Wai applies to water bodies and freshwater ecosystems in Auckland.
Engagement with mana whenua
We are engaging with the mana whenua of Tāmaki Makaurau on an ongoing basis, to the extent they wish to be involved.
We are engaging directly with mana whenua entities on:
- preparing the plan change
- developing action plans
- identifying and making decisions on Māori freshwater values.
Engagement with mana whenua has also been undertaken in the broader context of the Three Waters Reform and the Auckland Water Strategy.
This combined engagement leads to a more holistic consideration of water management.
Engagement with communities
The first phase of engagement with communities took place in June 2022, through AK Have your Say.
We asked the public:
- how they value freshwater
- where their concerns are
- what they would like to see achieved in the future.
We also asked for feedback on the proposed Freshwater Management Units (FMUs). We will do a second phase of engagement with communities in November 2023.
We will use feedback received from communities to inform the Auckland freshwater policy development and management options.
See AK Have Your Say for feedback summary reports.
|Topics you can have your say on||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/have-your-say/topics-you-can-have-your-say-on||Topics you can have your say on||Help us shape Auckland. Give feedback on an open consultation or find a project, plan change or topic and have your say. ||aspx|
|Freshwater management policy and standards||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/water-strategy-policy-standards/freshwater-management-policy-standards||Freshwater management policy and standards||The Government's recent Essential Freshwater policy introduces new rules and regulations for Auckland and the rest of the country.||aspx||Environment|
|Engaging with mana whenua||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/resource-consents/prepare-resource-consent-application/Pages/engaging-with-mana-whenua.aspx||Engaging with mana whenua||Find out why mana whenua may need to be consulted when applying for a resource consent.||aspx||Resource consents|
|Find mana whenua contacts for your area||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/resource-consents/prepare-resource-consent-application/Pages/find-hapu-iwi-contacts-for-your-area.aspx||Find mana whenua contacts for your area||Find the relevant hapu or iwi authorities for a particular site or location.||aspx|
|Auckland Water Strategy ||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/water-strategy-policy-standards/Pages/auckland-water-strategy.aspx||Auckland Water Strategy ||Find out about our vision and strategy for the future of Auckland's waters.||aspx||Water quality|
|Te Mana o te Wai ||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/water-strategy-policy-standards/freshwater-management-policy-standards/implementing-national-policy-statement-freshwater-management-auckland/Pages/te-mana-o-te-wai.aspx||Te Mana o te Wai ||Learn more about the concept of Te Mana o te Wai and how it is being used to underpin the National Policy Statement on Freshwater Management.||aspx|