Working in partnership with Māori

We recognise that tangata whenua exercise kaitiakitanga over natural resources within their rohe. We are committed to working in partnership with iwi and hapū to achieve a healthier environment.

This requires us to work in collaboration with the kaitiaki that exercise authority over te taiao, and in accordance with their guidance, in order to effect change which results in a healthy Aotearoa. 

We are committed to applying the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi as well as well as supporting the recommendations produced in Waitangi Tribunal Reports.