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Tauranga City Plan

7C.4  Objectives and Policies for Maori Heritage

Updated 11 September 2018

7C.4.1 Objective - Identifying Significant Maori Areas

To identify the values and associations that define the City's Significant Maori Areas.

7C.4.1.1 Policy - Identifying Significant Maori Areas

By identifying the values of Significant Maori Areas by the extent to which the following criteria are met:

  1. Mauri
    Ko te mauri me te mana o te waahi, te taonga ranei, e ngakaunuitia ana e te Maori;
    The mauri (life force and life-supporting capacity) and mana (integrity) of the place or resource holds special significance to Maori.
  2. Waahi Tapu
    Ko tera waahi, taonga ranei he waahi tapu, ara, he tino whakahirahira ki nga tikanga, ki nga puri mahara, me nga wairua a te Maori;
    The place or resource is a waahi tapu of special, cultural, historic and/or spiritual importance to Maori.
  3. Korero Tuturu / Historical
    Ko tera waahi e ngakaunuitia ana e te Maori ki roto i ona korero tuturu;
    The place has special historical and cultural significance to Maori.
  4. Rawa Tuturu/Customary Resources
    He waahi tera e kawea ai nga rawa tuturu a te Maori;
    The place provides important customary resources for Maori.
  5. Hiahiatanga Tuturu / Customary Needs
    He waahi tera e eke ai nga hiahia hinengaro tuturu a te Maori;
    The place or resource is a venue or repository for Maori cultural and spiritual values.
  6. Whakaaronui o te Wa / Contemporary Esteem
    He waahi rongonui tera ki nga Maori, ara, he whakaahuru, he whakawaihanga, me te tuku matauranga;
    The place has special amenity, architectural or educational significance to Maori.

7C.4.1.2 Policy - Grouping Significant Maori Areas

By grouping Significant Maori Areas according to:

  1. The extent to which the criteria in 7C.4.1.1 Policy - Identifying Significant Maori Areas are met;
  2. The degree of modification relative to an area's original function or purpose and it's recognised values;
  3. Whether they are located within the Te Tumu Future Urban Zone.

7C.4.2 Objective - Protection of Group 1 Significant Maori Areas

The values of Group 1 Significant Maori Areas, identified in accordance with the criteria in 7C.4.1.2 Policy - Grouping Significant Maori Areas, are protected from the adverse effects of subdivision, use and development.

7C.4.2.1 Policy - Protection of Group 1 Significant Maori Areas

By protecting the values associated with Group 1 Significant Maori Areas from any adverse effects of subdivision, use and development by having regard to the criteria in 7A.1.1.2 - Policy - Protection of Historic Heritage.

7C.4.3 Objective - Maintenance and Enhancement of Group 2 Significant Maori Areas

The values associated with Group 2 Significant Maori Areas, identified in accordance with the criteria in 7C.4.1.1 Policy - Identifying Significant Maori Areas, are maintained and enhanced by ensuring that subdivision, use and development is not inappropriate.

7C.4.3.1 Policy - Maintenance and Enhancement of Group 2 Significant Maori Areas

By ensuring that subdivision, use and development maintains and enhances the remaining values and associations of Group 2 Significant Maori Areas by having regard to the following criteria:

  1. The extent to which the degree of destruction, damage, loss or modification associated with the activity detracts from the recognised values and associations and the irreversibility of these effects;
  2. The magnitude, scale and nature of effects in relation to the values and associations of the area;
  3. The opportunities for remediation, mitigation or enhancement;
  4. Where the avoidance of any adverse effects is not practicable, the opportunity to use alternative methods or designs that lessen any adverse effects on the area, including but not limited to the consideration of the costs and technical feasibility of these.

7C.4.4 Objective - Te Tumu Significant Maori Areas

The values associated with Te Tumu Significant Maori Areas, identified in accordance with the criteria in 7C.4.1.1 Policy - Identifying Significant Maori Areas, are protected from the adverse effects of subdivision, use and development pending future structure plan processes and urbanisation.

7C.4.4.1 Policy - Te Tumu Significant Maori Areas

By ensuring the values of the Te Tumu Significant Maori Areas:

  1. Are protected from the adverse effects of subdivision, use and development by having regard to the criteria in 7A.1.1.2 - Policy - Protection of Historic Heritage; whilst
  2. Recognising opportunity exists for further consideration of values and area extents where appropriate through future structure planning processes and urbanisation.

7C.4.5 Objective - Recognition of other Ancestral Areas

To recognise and provide for the relationship of Tangata Whenua with their ancestral lands, water, areas, waahi tapu and other taonga through other methods.

7C.4.5.1 Policy - Recognition of other Ancestral Areas

Recognising other ancestral areas not currently recognised as Significant Maori Areas through GIS alert layers, Iwi/Hapu Management Plans or Iwi/Hapu Protocols or other similar methods to promote the involvement of Tangata Whenua through the subdivision, use and development of land.


Definitions in this section

activity/activities

the city

hapu

iwi

significant maori area

subdivision

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