Built environment:

Te Puāwaitangi o te Tātai me te taiao hanga

Te Puāwaitanga ō te Tātai and built environment

​Enabling kaitiakitanga

Where and how we build impacts our environment and can either deter or enable our connection to the whenua and moana.

Kaitiakitanga can be enabled through the ability to protect significant land or by preventing expansion into areas across the region which will reduce the ability to protect and maintain mana whenua whakapapa connections.

Mana whenua play a significant role in sustaining the region and the region’s identity. Our built environment needs to reflect this role.

We need to design and plan a city that reflects a dual knowledge system and embeds mātauranga Māori practices in its design.

Specific Ngā Mahi a Te Ora/Wellbeing Activities that relate to the natural environment priority

  • Restore, rejuvenate and replenish our repo (e.g. using whole of catchment system for decision-making including land use change).
  • Restore and rejuvenate our moana.
  • Restore, rejuvenate and replenish our puna wai.
  • Restore, rejuvenate and replenish our mahinga kai.
  • Develop regional network of Māori cultural, arts and learning centres focused on specific bodies of knowledge and practice, anchored in place and nature.
  • Prepare and educate Māori communities, businesses and landowners for change.
  • Use our dual knowledge systems to determine what it could look like for Tāmaki Makaurau.
  • Invest in opportunities for innovation and green technology (e.g. how we think about waste, energy, land use and transport).
  • Enable whānau to prosper, be resilient and strong as we transition away from carbon dependence.