Updated 11 September 2018
Te Tumu Significant Maori Areas include only those areas located within the Te Tumu Future Urban Zone. These areas are generally physically intact or unmodified relative to their original function or purpose and as such are of high value to tangata whenua. Te Tumu Significant Maori Areas have been identified and spatially defined to ensure the values of these areas are not adversely affected through subdivision, use and development and to provide opportunity for further refinement if appropriate through future structure planning processes.
Although the Plan has identified a number of Significant Maori Areas the Council acknowledges that this list is not exhaustive, and there may be other areas which Tangata Whenua have a relationship with which are not able to be included in the Plan because their values have been compromised by existing development. The values associated with these areas are best managed through other methods that sit outside the Plan. The intention is that where development occurs, the Council's recognition of such Significant Maori Areas forms part of an information, advocacy or educational role, in conjunction with other non-statutory tools (e.g. Council's Tangata Whenua Consultation Policy, Hapu Management Plans or GIS systems) or other legislation (e.g. The Historic Places Act 1993). The purpose of this approach is to promote the involvement of Tangata Whenua and consideration of cultural values early in the development process.
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significant maori area