The aspirations of iwi and hapū organisations to partner and collaborate with the private, third sectors and other iwi organisations can further create greater investment outcomes and opportunities that will advance the wellbeing of Tāmaki Makaurau the people and the place.
Te Tiriti o Waitangi settlements require hapū and iwi involvement in decision-making of natural resources through, for example, co-governance models. This ensures
tikanga Māori (Māori knowledge and practices) are integrated into the management of these
This Treaty-based approach is exemplified by the
Tūpuna Maunga o Tāmaki Makaurau Authority which focuses on the health and wellbeing of the maunga in all decisions.
Māori customary rights and interests will continue to evolve as te Tiriti o Waitangi settlements and legal provisions change, as has already occurred in coastal management and the fisheries sector.
How this can be done
Efforts can focus on:
- continuing to identify and protect sites of cultural heritage, particularly in the planning and development of Auckland
- increasing reciprocal partnership, collaboration and decision-making opportunities with mana whenua, public, private and community partners
- enabling kaitiakitanga (guardianship, stewardship, trusteeship) outcomes in the management of natural resources and customary rights
- advancing mana whenua priorities.