Tāngata Whenua Iwi of Whakatū
Take o te hiranga ki ngā Iwi o Whakatū
To protect and nurture the mauri of our Taiao, while utilising and maintaining customary practise by implementing sustainable management consistent with Kaitiakitanga and iwi tikanga.
The Resource Management Act requires that issues of significance to Iwi are outlined and addressed in the RPS. Council has worked in partnership with Iwi to identify and address these issues as well as giving effect to recent Treaty Settlements.
Iwi have identified the need to acknowledge Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its principles, enable the development of their natural and physical resources, curb the erosion of cultural and natural resource values, and work in partnership with Iwi in decision making processes.
The Draft RPS recognises Iwi of the top of the south (Te Tau Ihu), Treaty Settlements and associated Statutory Acknowledgements in the introduction section of the RPS. The Draft RPS Tāngata Whenua Iwi section also provides for the appropriate development of Iwi, hapu, and whanau land, outlines an expectation that the Māori world view and cultural values are taken into account early on in resource management decisions, and that Council and other agencies will work in partnership with Iwi on an ongoing basis.
While the Tāngata Whenua Iwi section of the Draft RPS provides an overview of relevant Iwi issues and responses, further Iwi issues are covered in other relevant sections of the Plan.
Does this draft RPS section on Tāngata Whenua Iwi identify all issues of significance to Iwi? Is Council comprehensively responding to these issues?