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 (Iwi/ Hapū 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.
Criteria for application
- Applications must be submitted online by a person duly authorised by the Iwi and/or Hapū.
- Funding will only be paid to an established legal entity such as a marae committee, Iwi Authority, Hapū trust or consultants acting on behalf of the applicant.
- Applicants must agree to:
a) The final IHEMP being recognised by the relevant Iwi Authority.
b) A copy of the final IHEMP being formally lodged with the regional council.
c) An electronic copy of the IHEMP (either new, revised or updated) being placed on the regional council's website.
The next round of applications will open in Spring 2020.
Plans held by council
The following is a list of those iwi and hapū who have developed environmental management plans (recognised by an iwi authority) and formally lodged them with council.
As indicated, these are a precursor to engagement. If you wish to know more about these plans or to access a copy you should contact the entity directly.
|Iwi / Hapū Environmental Management Plans held by council|
|Te Runanga o NgaiTakoto||Te Iwi O NgaiTakoto Environmental Plan 2017|
|Ngati Hau Resource Management Unit||Ngati Hau Environmental Management Plan 2016|
|Whatitiri Resource Management Unit||Whatitiri Resource Management Plan 2016|
|Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Rehia||Ngati Rehia Environmental Management Plan 2015|
|Patuharakeke Te Iwi Trust Board||Hapū Environmental Management Plan 2015|
|Ngāti Kuta||Whakatakoto Kaupapa Mo Te Hapū o Ngāti Kuta ki Te Rawhiti 2014|
|Te Uri o Hau Settlement Trust||Te Uri o Hau Kaitiakitanga O Te Taiao 2012|
|Te Rūnanga o Whaingaroa (Te U Kaipo RMU)||Kia Matau, kia mohia e ora ana Te U Kaipo 2011|
|Kororareka Marae||Kororareka Marae Environmental Hapū Management Plan 2009|
|Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Hine||Ngā Tikanga mo te Taiao o Ngāti Hine 2008|
|Ngā Hapū o Te Wahapū o Te Hokianga Nui A Kupe||(Ngāti Korokoro, Ngāti Wharara, Te Poukā) Hapū Environmental Management Plan 2008|
|Ngātiwai Trust Board||
- Te Iwi o Ngātiwai Iwi Environmental Policy Documents 2007