11 Aug 2010

Auckland iwi push for say in resource management

11:56 am on 11 August 2010

Auckland mana whenua iwi say their input is needed to clean up the super city environment.

Ten iwi authorities under the Tamaki Collective umbrella have secured a co-management agreement covering the city's volcanic maunga, and they're now seeking a similar deal over the harbours and coastal areas.

Chairperson Paul Majurey from Marutuahu told Waatea News that even without Maori seats on the council, there are examples around the country where local authorities establish a true partnership with mana whenua iwi to share kaitiaki duties.

Mr Majurey says mana whenua iwi want a say, not just in managing the maunga, but in waste management, fishing, shipping and recreation.