Te mahi tahi ki ngā Mana Whenua

Partnership with Mana Whenua

Greater Wellington has six mana whenua partners. They are represented by the following entities: 

  • Ngā Hapū o Ōtaki, 
  • Ātiawa ki Whakarongotai Charitable Trust,
  • Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira Inc., 
  • Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust, 
  • Rangitāne O Wairarapa Inc., and 
  • Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa Charitable Trust. 

Greater Wellington also has links with mātāwaka through marae and economic development initiatives (Te Matarau a Maui) around the region. Over the coming years, our focus for decision making is putting into practice partnering for improved outcomes for Māori. This signals a transformational change across the business as we look to an active partnership by design with mana whenua.  

We have listened to what our partners have told us:

  • We need to plan for the long term (much longer than 10 years).
  • The relationship mana whenua partners have with Greater Wellington needs to be based on our mutual interests and on collaborations based on shared visions and shared power.
  • Greater Wellington’s Te Tiriti relationship with our partners needs to acknowledge their mana motuhake and tino rangatiratanga which may be demonstrated in co-design and collaboration, and equitable resourcing.
  • Continue embedding Te Tiriti and prioritising taiao and community outcomes.
  • Develop value led policy, so that behavioural change aligns with values.
  • Recognise the specific impact of climate change on mana whenua, especially coastal sites. There is urgency in resourcing and funding objectives related to climate change and the partnership role of mana whenua.
  • Develop co-management opportunities in our natural places to ensure kaupapa-driven outcomes.

You can read more about our partnership and commitments including:

Updated 3 July 2024 at 14:58