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Iwi/Hapū Management Plans

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A Iwi/Hapū Management Plan (IHMP) is a document developed and approved by iwi/hapū that describes resource management issues of importance to them as tangata whenua.

IHMP may also contain information relating to specific cultural values, historical accounts, description of areas of interest and social and economic wellbeing of the iwi/hapū.

Pupuritia ki ngā tohuwhenua o ngā tupuna, he taonga mo ngā whakatuparanga kei te haere
Hold on to our special places of our ancestors, for they are treasures for the generations yet to come

IHMP are planning documents recognised under the Resource Management Act 1991 and provide a mechanism for tangata whenua interests to be considered in council processes. There are specific legislative requirements which place a duty on council staff to take these plans into account. In practice, local authorities must balance a number of competing interests, including IHMP.

Pan tribal
Date Plan Lodged Iwi/Hapū
2016 Tauranga Moana Iwi Management Plan (3mb pdf) Ngai Te Rangi
Ngāti Ranginui
Ngāti Pukenga
2008 Te Awanui: Tauranga Harbour Iwi Management Plan Ngai Te Rangi
Ngāti Ranginui
Ngāti Pukenga
Iwi/Hapū Plans

For more information about Iwi/Hapū Managements and Plans from the wider Bay of Plenty region please visit Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Date Plan Lodged Iwi/Hapū
2022 Te Mana Taiao o Ngāi Tamarāwaho Hapū Management Plan Ngai Tamarawaho
2021 Ngāti Hangarau Hapū Management Plan Ngāti Hangarau
2019 Tūhoromatanui Ngā Pōtiki Environmental Plan Nga Potiki

Waitahi Iwi Management Plan

2014 Ngāi Tukairangi - Ngāti Tapu Hapū Management Plan Ngai Tukairangi
Ngāti Tapu

Tapuika Environmental Management Plan

Map books

2013 Ngāti Pukenga Iwi ki Tauranga Trust Iwi Management Plan Ngāti Pukenga
2013 Ngāi Te Ahi Hapū Management Plan Ngai Te Ahi
2011 Ngāti Kahu Hapū Environmental Management Plan Ngāti Kahu
1995 Ngāi Te Rangi Resource Management Plan Ngai Te Rangi

Tauranga City Council, Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council and Western Bay of Plenty District Council can provide funding towards the development and update of IHMP. The purpose of the fund is to:

  • develop and strengthen councils’ relationship with iwi/hapū 
  • build capacity and empower iwi/hapū to become proactive, particularly in dealing with resource management 
  • provide the opportunity to share knowledge and have up to date information
  • record iwi/hapū aspirations and position on issues affecting them e.g., papakainga development and cultural heritage sites. 

Councils want to empower iwi/hapū to become more proactive, particularly in dealing with resource management. IHMP are used in council work to help understand the aspirations from iwi/hapū and their position on issues affecting them. They assist in developing councils’ relationship with iwi/hapū, provide an opportunity to share knowledge, and ensure we have up-to-date information.

To make the application process easier the three councils have agreed that iwi/hapū within the Tauranga City Council boundary will only need to lodge one application via the Tauranga City Council website. This is an online application,Tauranga City Council will then provide a copy of the completed application to the applicable council(s) for consideration.

Iwi/Hapu Management Plan Fund application form

Please note you do not need to lodge an application to Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council and Western Bay of Plenty District Council, unless your iwi/hapū are outside Tauranga City Council boundary.

  • only those iwi/hapū within the Tauranga City Council boundary are eligible to apply
  • there must be an iwi/hapū Protocol Agreement in place with Tauranga City Council
  • applications are completed online and must include:
    • proof of bank account (i.e., bank deposit slip)
    • written evidence supporting the application to develop or update the IHMP from a wide representation of the iwi/hapū (copy of meeting minutes), OR
    • signed letter from the Chairperson of the iwi/hapū outlined in the Protocol Agreement
  • funding will only be paid to an established Māori entity.

IHMP Guidelines and Criteria 2022 (639kb pdf)

The documents below are examples that may help you explain the stages of your plan development and its timeframes as part of your application.

Stage Development - Example Template 1 (112kb pdf)

Stage Development - Example Template 2 (143kb pdf)

Need help with your application or have any enquiries?

Please email Te Pou Takawaenga at takawaenga@tauranga.govt.nz.

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