This page reports on the lodgement of iwi/hapū management plans with local authorities.
Iwi/hapū management plans are planning documents that are:
- recognised by an iwi authority
- relevant to the resource management issues of the region/district/rohe
- lodged with the relevant local authority.
They must be taken into account when preparing or changing regional policy statements and regional and district plans. They are used by iwi/hapū to express kaitiakitanga.
Documents may detail:
- environmental, cultural, economic, spiritual aspirations and values
- areas of cultural significance
- outline how the iwi/hapū expects to be involved in the management, development and protection of resources
- expectations for engagement and participation in RMA processes.
As the RMA is silent on how iwi/hapū management plans are to be developed they therefore assume a variety of shapes and forms. The contents of an iwi/hapū management plan depend on the priorities and preferences of the iwi/hapū preparing the plan. They may address a single issue or resource such as freshwater or Māori heritage, or provide a regional assessment of issues of significance to iwi/hapū in a given area. They may also address economic, social, political and cultural issues in addition to environmental and resource management issues.
As at the end of 2014/15
- 53 local authorities had one or more iwi/hapū management plans lodged with them.
- 190 iwi/hapū management plans had been lodged with local authorities throughout New Zealand.
- 25 local authorities had no iwi/hapū management plans lodged with them.
Drill down into the data using our data tool.
Download the complete dataset for Māori participation [Excel, 940 KB].
Limitations and local authority practices
- A single iwi/hapū management plan may be lodged with more than one local authority depending on the extent of the rohe of the iwi/hapū.
See the Act
For more information on the RMA related to this page see the following sections of the Act on the New Zealand Legislation website.