25 Aug 2011

Management of volcanic cones to be discussed

10:43 am on 25 August 2011

Co-management of 11 volcanic cones in Auckland will be addressed by Auckland Council on Thursday.

Last year, the Crown and a collective of 12 iwi and hapu signed a framework Treaty of Waitangi agreement, which will give them ownership of the cones, including One Tree Hill.

The full council of 21 members will discuss co-governance of the sites, which will continue to be open to the public.

Nga Mana Whenua o Tamaki Makaurau (Tamaki collective) chair Paul Majurey says the Crown and the council are discussing elements of the co-governance regime.

He says the collective, along with the council, will be the parties responsible for the governance of the tupuna maunga, or ancestral mountains.