Te Tumu update: awaiting legal decision
The Māori Appellate Court is considering an appeal made by the Te Tumu Kaituna 14 landowners’ Trust. The Trust applied in 2018 to the Māori Land Court to convert a portion of Māori freehold land at Te Tumu to general land in order to borrow against it to fund the potential development and infrastructure needed. This application, to convert 55 hectares of land, but retain ownership of it, was previously turned down by the Māori Land Court.
Council is not part of this Māori land process, but we are working to support the aspirations of Māori land owners and its associated trustees and respect their right to decide the future use of their land. We will update this page when a decision is made by the Māori Appellate Court.
Te Tumu presents an opportunity to develop a new community.
We are working with landowners to create a new coastal community in Papamoa East, to help support our city’s future growth.
Te Tumu is a place of great historic and cultural wealth, both for Tangata Whenua and European settlers. Bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the north, the Kaituna River and farmlands to the south, Te Tumu is well-positioned to connect the city to these resources.
Tauranga City Council is working closely with landowners, iwi and hapu to collaboratively decide what the future of Te Tumu might look like. You can find out more about this project, what the next steps are and how to have your say, on the pages below.