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Consultation and Relationships with Māori

This page contains information about our consultation and relationships with Māori and how to contact our Māori Liaison team.
Updated: 19/03/2020 1:22 p.m.

​We recognise our obligations under the Local Government Act 2002 to establish and maintain processes to provide opportunities for Māori to contribute to its decision-making processes.

The Kete Rauemi Māori (Māori Resource Kit) summarises:

  • the processes of Council,
  • how Council makes decisions and
  • how Māori can influence those.

Follow the link below to view the Kete Rauemi Māori.

Kete Rauemi Māori [1.15mb]

Council will be deciding on the structure of Māori participation in decision making in the first quarter of 2020.

Council has entered into the following agreements / arrangements with hapū and iwi:

  • Ngararatunua Marae Committee (Environment Court Decision) – 2004
  • Te Iwi o Ngatiwai Iwi Environmental Policy Document 2007
  • Ngati Hine Iwi Environmental Management Plan 2008
  • Patuharakeke Trust Board Sites of Significance Accord 2012
  • Ngatiwai Trust Board Sites of Significance Accord 2012
  • Te Uriroroi Hapu Environmental Management Plan 2016
  • Ngai Hau Hapu Environmental Management Plan 2016
  • Te Karearea Strategic Relationship Agreement 2014 (Re-affirmed in 2017)
  • Ngati Kahu o Torongare Sites of Significance 2012 
  • Ngati Hine Sites of Significance 2012
  • Patuharakeke Trust Board – Memorandum of Understanding 2004

An integral part of our work is to engage with the Māori community to build positive relationships between Council, iwi and hapu.

Our Māori Liaison team

Te Paetakawaenga Māori – Māori Relationships Manager:

Aperahama Edwards

Phone: +64 9 470 4330 (direct)

Mobile: 027 616 2900


Te Kaitakawaenga Māori – Māori Engagement Officer:

Andre Hemara

Phone: +64 9 470 4331 (direct)

Mobile: 027 333 4214




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