Mana Whakahono ā Rohe

A Mana Whakahono ā Rohe agreement is a binding statutory arrangement under the Resource Management Act (RMA) that provides for a more structured relationship between local authorities and iwi / hapū authorities.

The intent of a Mana Whakahono ā Rohe includes improving working relationships between tangata whenua and Council, and enhancing Māori participation in RMA resource management and decision-making processes (while acknowledging that statutorily, RMA decision-making resides with Council).

NRC signed a Mana Whakahono ā Rohe agreement with Patuharakeke and Ngāti Rehia in December 2020, and with Te Parawhau ki Tai in April 2024.

Download the agreement below

Group of people at signing of document at Kākā Porowini Marae.

Representatives of Te Parawhau ki Tai and Northland Regional Council at Kākā Porowini Marae, Whangārei.