The Western Bay of Plenty
District is culturally diverse with a large Māori population made up of 11 iwi
groups, 74 hapū and 23 marae
- Māori represent almost 20% of the District’s population
- approximately 8% of land tenure is under Māori title. There are more than 947 parcels of Māori land in the District
- there are numerous Māori land trusts in the District
- recent and upcoming Treaty settlements are delivering significant investment funding into the Western Bay of Plenty District.
Māori are critical partners, stakeholders and members of the community and Council has a duty to ensure Māori are provided with opportunities to contribute to its decision making processes. Find out more here about how Council works with Māori.