Energy and industry:

Te Puāwaitanga o te Tātai me te ngao me te ahumahi

Te Puāwaitanga ō te Tātai energy and industry

Kaitiakitanga, manaakitanga and tōnuitanga are particularly relevant to the actions within this priority area.

The decarbonisation of process heat and industrial emissions aligns with tōnuitanga, in the transition towards a resilient and low carbon economy.

This transition will provide opportunities for Māori businesses in areas such as electricity generation and production of sustainable fuels, as well as exploring possible innovative technology solutions. Iwi could support the region to find potential natural resources to support the transition.

Manaakitanga is also enhanced through the focus on decentralised renewable energy, addressing energy poverty in Tāmaki Makaurau to enable healthy prosperous communities. This could enable communities to be self-sufficient regarding their energy needs.

It is essential that kaitiakitanga is upheld for the decarbonisation of the electricity supply to Tāmaki Makaurau, as some forms of renewable electricity generation can be detrimental to this role. Renewable energy should have a positive (or neutral) effect on natural resources.

Specific Ngā Mahi a Te Ora/ Well-being Activities that relate to the energy and industry priority area include:

  • enabling Oranga Ma Te Marae/ Well-being through the marae
  • preparing and educating Māori communities, businesses and landowners for change
  • using our dual knowledge systems to determine what it could look like for Tāmaki Makaurau
  • investing in opportunities for innovation and green technology (e.g. how we think about waste, energy, land use and transport)
  • enabling whānau to prosper, be resilient and strong as we transition away from carbon dependence.