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Mana Whakahono ā Rohe: Iwi participation arrangements

Kei raro i ngā tarutaru, ko ngā tuhinga a nga tupuna

Beneath the herbs and plants are the writings of the ancestors

About Mana Whakahono ā Rohe: Iwi Participation Arrangements

Mana Whakahono ā Rohe: Iwi Participation Arrangements is a new tool designed to assist tangata whenua and local authorities to discuss, agree and record how they will work together under the Resource Management Act (RMA). This includes agreeing how tangata whenua will be involved in decision making processes. Agreements made using this tool are referred to as a Mana Whakahono.  

Many tangata whenua groups and local authorities have already invested in their relationships with one another.  Where there is an existing relationship between tangata whenua and a local authority, a Mana Whakahono is intended to support or build on those relationships. Where there is no existing relationship, a Mana Whakahono provides an opportunity to improve resource management outcomes, create efficiencies and remove duplication of process.

Mana Whakahono ā Rohe: Iwi Participation Arrangements is provided for by Sections 58L to 58U of the RMA [New Zealand Legislation website] which came into force on 19 April 2017.

It is intended that each Mana Whakahono will be tailored to suit local needs and objectives of the authorities involved. The Mana Whakahono sub part of the RMA sets out matters parties must and may record their agreement on.

For an overview of Mana Whakahono ā Rohe and other changes to Māori participation in the RMA see the  factsheet – Changes to Māori participation in the Resource Legislation Amendment Act 2017 [PDF, 396 KB].

Mana Whakahono ā Rohe guidance

This guidance is for tangata whenua and local authorities. It explains how the legislation can be implemented and provides ideas about what could be included in a Mana Whakahono arrangement.

The Ministry worked closely with the Pou Taiao (Freshwater) Iwi Leaders Group and their advisors on the development of this policy and guidance. We held workshops with tangata whenua and local authorities to discuss the provisions and seek feedback for this guidance. We thank all those people who provided their insights and expertise.

Mana Whakahono ā Rohe guidance – full document

Mana Whakahono ā Rohe arrangements

This table is where arrangements will be recorded.

Councils

Iwi Authorities/ Hapū

Date of initiation

Date of completion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Find out more

If you have questions about Mana Whakahono ā Rohe, please email us at manawhakahono@mfe.govt.nz.

Reviewed:
13/04/18