Nga Whakamahere o Te Taiao - Iwi/Hapū Management Plans

Applications for Iwi/Hapū Management Plans funding have closed

What is an Iwi/Hapū Environmental Management Plan?

An Iwi/Hapū Environmental Management Plan (IHEMP) is a document developed and approved by an Iwi Authority. These plans describe resource management issues of importance to tangata whenua. The plans may also contain information relating to specific cultural values, historical accounts, descriptions of areas of interest (Hāpu/ iwi boundaries/rohe) and consultation/engagement protocols for resource consents and/or plan changes.

Importance of Iwi/Hapū Environmental Management Plans

Iwi/Hapū Environmental Management Plan planning documents recognised by an Iwi Authority provide a mechanism for tangata whenua interests to be considered in regional council processes. There are specific legislative requirements which require council staff to take these plans into account when developing resource management plans under the Resource Management Act 1991. Council also considers these plans when processing resource consent applications.

Funding for Iwi/Hapū Environmental Management Plans

The regional council will provide a contribution (in part) to the development of IHEMP plans. An annual contestable fund will be available once a year so that these plans are continually developed, reviewed or updated. All funding applications are carefully considered against the following criteria.


If you need more information about Iwi/Hapū Management Plans, contact:

Shane Hakaraia, Kaiāwhina Kaupapa Māori, Northland Regional Council
P: 0800 002 004 | E: [email protected]