Cultural Management Plan

Sharing the significance of our landscapes

A Cultural Management Plan (CMP) is developed from the Hapu perspective, and details the cultural and historical significance of the site but more importantly a set of rules between the developer and Hapu of how things are to happen on the site.

A Cultural Management Plan is a living document that has on-going value. It contains rules relating to a particular site that include consideration of its Maori cultural values and knowledge. This is a lot more enduring than a Cultural Impact Assessment.  The Ngati Torehina Case Study is the one example where a Cultural Management Plan has been developed and utilized.

The Cultural Management Plan in the case study is provided to each allotment owner and acts as a body corporate covenant over the allotment.  The Hapu and the owner preferred the Cultural Management Plan approach as it provided a framework for archaeological finds and how to deal with it in a culturally appropriate way.

There is an opportunity for these plans to be developed in other areas, with other Iwi/ Hapu and developments.

Key idea: A Cultural Management Plan can share our heartfelt knowledge that we are caretakers – the kaitiaki - of our environment.

Cultural Management Plan Case Study – Ngati Torehine

Win-win resource management solutions can be achieved through korero and a Cultural Management Plan. »


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