Te Hautū

We support iwi and applicants through the engagement process and ensure Māori perspectives are considered in our decision making.

Our people

Meet our people and partners, who work with us to provide Māori perspectives and assist engagement with iwi.


Tangata whenua are kaitiaki for the environment. Their views and experience can assist applications.

Mātauranga framework

Our mātauranga framework helps our decision makers understand, test and probe mātauranga when it is presented in evidence.

Māori engagement strategy

We are committed to engagement with Māori, with a focus on fulfilling our obligations to work with Māori in the spirit of true partnership.

He Whetū Mārama

We recognise and respect the Crown’s responsibility to take appropriate account of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.