Story: Kaitiakitanga – guardianship and conservation

Working together

Legislation has increasingly given Māori a say on environmental issues. Hōri Parata, resource manager at the Ngātiwai Trust Board, talks about working with environmental consultants Boffa Miskell on the coastal development at Ōmaha South. They identified issues, then looked for common ground. Key issues for the tribe included access to and protection of wāhi tapu (sacred sites).

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Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Kaitiakitanga – guardianship and conservation - Kaitiakitanga today', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 January 2023)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 24 Sep 2007