Tai Whenua, Tai Tangata, Tai Ao – Te Atiawa Iwi Environmental Management Plan (2019) is now open for consultation.
Tai Whenua, Tai Tangata, Tai Ao is the Te Atiawa Iwi Environmental Management Plan. It is an expression of rangatiratanga (right to exercise authority) and kaitiakitanga (guardianship) from ngā uri o Te Atiawa (descendents of Te Atiawa) over the environmental and cultural resources within our Te Atiawa rohe.
Tai Whenua, Tai Tangata, Tai Ao is a written statement by Te Atiawa that identifies issues regarding the use of environmental and cultural resources of significance to Te Atiawa. It sets the objectives, policies and in some instances methods for achieving the sustainable and culturally appropriate management of these resources.
Tai Whenua, Tai Tangata, Tai Ao is principally an environmental and resource planning document to reaffirm Te Atiawa’s role as kaitiaki. Secondarily, it is a guide to assist central government agencies, regional council and district councils to understand the issues of significance to Te Atiawa and manage our resource consent processes, policies, plan development, reviews and changes to incorporate Te Atiawa values and interests.
Please send all feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org before 25th February 2019.