Working with Māori
Māori are critical partners, stakeholders and members of the community. Council has a duty to ensure Māori are provided with opportunities to contribute to its decision making processes that is achieved through the building of strong and meaningful relationships.
Hapū/Iwi Management Plans
A Hapū/Iwi management plan is a document that is developed and approved by hapū and/or iwi and identifies important issues regarding the use of natural and physical resources in an area.
Marae Sustainability Initiatives Fund
The Marae Sustainability Fund provides financial support towards the maintenance of Marae belonging to qualifying Iwi and Hapū. Find out more.
Kaupapa Māori Team
The Kaupapa Māori Team supports Council in its relationship with Tangata Whenua by improving the confidence and capability for both to engage with each other in an effective and valued way.
Rating of Whenua Māori
Important changes to the rating of whenua Māori in 2021 have now reduced rating barriers, making it easier to use whenua Māori while also recognising its unique characteristics.
Tangata Whenua Forums
The Tangata Whenua Forums replace joint Partnership Forum as the vehicle for Tangata Whenua to engage with Council on the significant issues facing their communities.
Te Ara Mua - The Pathway
Te Ara Mua is a plan developed by the Tauranga Moana and Te Arawa ki Takutai Partnership Forum. Find out more.
Te Keteparaha Mō Ngā Papakāinga - Māori Housing Toolkit
The Māori Housing Toolkit is a step-by-step guide designed to assist Māori to develop papakāinga proposals (development plan) on multiple owned Māori land.
Treaty of Waitangi
The Treaty of Waitangi sets New Zealand’s cultural context by formally recognising the unique relationship between Māori and the Crown. Find out how the Treaty is represented in Council.