Hokonui Rūnanga employs a team of technical experts to look after taiao-related projects and
engagement. Their role is to:
Hokonui Taiao is responsible for resource consent applications within our immediate Takiwa (as shown in the map to the right).
If you are looking to lodge a resource consent with Iwi outside of this region consider having a look at the resource management departments of the other Papatipu Rūnanga
Murihiku Southland: Te Ao Marama
Otakou Otago: Aukaha
The type of resource consents where consultation with Ngāi Tahu is required or encouraged by Councils include (without limitation):
Taiao recommends that it is best practice for applicants to undertake consultation with Ngāi Tahu as mana whenua when developing proposals that are within an area of interest to Ngāi Tahu, or where the work involves resources of particular interest to Ngāi Tahu. For more information in regarding best practice with Hokonui Taiao please check out our Te Kawa below.
Where councils have identified that mana whenua may be affected by a proposal, applicants should consult at the earliest possible stage in the development of their proposals to ensure that any concerns can be identified and addressed.
The aspiration of Ngāi Tahu is to assume their kāitiaki role as mana whenua ki Murihiku to its fullest, as protected and guaranteed by Article II of the Treaty of Waitangi. Hokonui Taiao supports this aspiration through engagement via statutory processes under the Resource Management Act 1991 and through direct engagement with our clients.
Our work is guided by the Te Tangi a Tauira: Ngāi Tahu ki Murihiku Natural Resource and Environmental Iwi Management Plan 2008. This resource ensure Ngāi Tahu ki Murihiku issues and policies are provided for in planning documents and determines the nature and extent of consultation required with respect to specific activities or areas of importance.Te Tangi a Tauira can be found in our relevant resources page.