Iwi and hapu have an essential role in resource management processes in New Zealand, both as kaitiaki and because of their special relationship with natural resources.
Participating in RMA processes can be demanding on iwi resources. We can help build internal capacity, support you by providing technical advice, or produce submissions on your behalf, with input from your key kaumātua and tangata tiaki. We can work with you to develop proactive ways to articulate values and outcomes so they can be easily integrated into planning documents.
We can help iwi and hapu respond to RMA matters like regional and district plan development and resource consent applications. Our skills developing natural resource management policies (particularly for water) can be applied toward achieving iwi objectives.
Our team is also experienced in helping iwi with treaty settlement negotiations. We can provide technical support around resource management planning and ecological matters to assist negotiators in their discussions with the Crown.
Our iwi planning services include: