Iwi/hapū involvement in resource management processes

This page reports on local authorities' commitments to assist iwi/hapū involvement in plan-making and resource consent processes. 

About assisting iwi/hapū

Local authorities often make a budgetary commitment to assist iwi/hapū participation in policy statement, plan-making and resource consent processes. This may involve, for example, funding or part-funding a planner to work with iwi/hapū, providing training, office space or simply financial support.

They may also have other processes not requiring a budgetary commitment to assist iwi/hapū participation in policy statement, plan-making and resource consent processes (eg, access to their resource consent databases, or a memorandum of understanding).

2014/15

  • 58 per cent of local authorities had a budgetary commitment to assist iwi/hapū participation in policy statement and plan-making processes (see Table 1 below).
  • 42 per cent of local authorities had a budgetary commitment to assist iwi/hapū participation in resource consent processes (see Table 2 below).
  • 12 territorial authorities, one regional council and one unitary authority did not provide any budgetary assistance to iwi/hapū or have in place a process to assist iwi/hapū participation in policy statement, plan-making or resource consent processes.

Download the complete dataset for Māori participation [Excel, 940 KB].

Table 1: Budgetary commitment in the policy statement and plan-making processes, by local authority type

 

Territorial authorities

Regional councils

Unitary authorities

Budget to assist participation in policy statement and plan-making processes

Yes

30

10

5

No

30

1

1

Data not available

1

0

0

Source: National Monitoring System 2014/15

 

Table 2: Budgetary commitment in the resource consent processes, by local authority type

 

Territorial authorities

Regional councils

Unitary authorities

Budget to assist participation in resource consent processes

Yes

24

6

3

No

36

5

3

Data not available

1

0

0

Source: National Monitoring System 2014/15
Reviewed:
14/06/16