MIHIMIHI – GREETING
te maarire o te rangi,
te tapu o te rangi,
te uho o te oranga tonutanga.
Kia tau iho te korowai atawhai o te Waahi Ngaro
ki runga i a taatou katoa.
Tuia te papa e takoto nei.
Tuia hoki raatou te iwi nui tonu kua ngaro ki te poo uriuri,
ki te poo tangotango.
He kura i tangihia, he maimai aroha ki a koutou,
e moe, e moe.
E ngaa kanohi ora o raatou maa,
teenaa taatou katoa.
E ngaa maunga koorero, e ngaa wai pounga hoe o raatou maa, e ngaa kaawai nui, e ngaa kaawai roa, teenaa raa koutou katoa.
E hurihuri nei i ngaa tini aahuatanga o te waa, e hurihuri nei hoki i ngaa mahi a te tangata. Naa runga i teeraa, he mea nui te aata tiaki i taa ngaa tuupuna i oohaakii mai ai, i waiho mai ai hei taonga maa taatou, waihoki hei tuku ki ngaa uri whakatupu o aapoopoo.
Noo reira me kaha raa taatou ki te manaaki i ngoo taatou whenua, i ngoo taatou ngaahere, i ngoo taatou awa, i ngoo taatou repo, i ngoo taatou roto, moana, takutai hoki, kia puumau ai te mauri ora moo ake tonu atu. E mau mai ana i roto i ngaa whakapukapukatanga nei, ngaa tuumanako, ngaa hiahia, ngaa huarahi hei arataki i a taatou ki te whakaora, ki te tiaki i te taiao. Heoi anoo, kia kaha raa taatou ki te haapai i ngaa mahi hei oranga moo te ao me ngaa iwi puta noa.
Teenaa raa koutou katoa.
In 1863 the Crown unjustly confiscated over one million
acres of Waikato-Tainui land and resources that
spanned from Taamaki Makaurau, through to the
This confiscation resulted in the Waikato Land Wars
that led to significant loss of life and property, and
crippled the welfare, economy, and development
The Vision of the Plan is taken from a maimai
aroha of the second Maaori King, Taawhiao,
where he laments with a heavy heart his longing
for and adoration of the taonga; natural resources
of his homeland.
The maimai aroha of Kiingi Taawhiao is the key driver and
indicator of environmental health and wellbeing in this Plan.
Waikato-Tainui aspires to the restoration of the environment to the state that
Kiingi Taawhiao observed when he composed his maimai aroha.
Ka maatakitaki iho au ki te riu o Waikato Aanoo nei hei kapo kau ake maaku ki te kapu o taku ringa,
Ka whakamiri noa i toona aratau E tia nei he tupu pua hou. Kia hiwa ake au i te tihi o Pirongia,
Inaa, hei toronga whakaruruhau moona ki tooku tauawhirotanga.
Anaa! Te ngoto o toona ngawhaa i ngoona uma kiihai i aarikarika a Maungatautari, a Maungakawa, ooku puke maunga, ngaa taonga tuku iho. Hoki ake nei au ki tooku awa koiora me ngoona pikonga He kura tangihia o te maataamuri.
E whakawhiti atu ai i te koopuu maania o Kirikiriroa, Me ngoona maara kai, te ngawhaa whakatupu ake o te whenua moomona, Hei kawe ki Ngaaruawaahia, te huinga o te tangata.
Araa, te pae haumako, hei okiokinga moo taku Upoko, Hei tirohanga atu maa raro i ngaa huuhaa o Taupiri.
Kei reira raa, kei te oroko hanganga o te tangata, Waahia te tuungaroa o te whare, te whakaputanga moo te Kiingi.
I look down on the valley of Waikato, as though to hold it in the hollow of my hand and caress its beauty, like some tender verdant thing.
I reach out from the top of Pirongia, as though to cover and protect its substance with my own See how it bursts through the full bosoms of Maungatautari and Maungakawa, hills of my inheritance: The river of life, each curve more beautiful than the last.
Across the smooth belly of Kirikiriroa, its gardens bursting with the fullness of good things, towards the meeting place at Ngaaruawaahia.
There on the fertile mound I would rest my head , and look through the thighs of Taupiri. There at the place of all creation… let the King come forth
NGAA MARAE O WAIKATO-TAINUI
Select APPENDIX 1 to view Ngaa Marae o Waikato-Tainui
This Waikato-Tainui Environmental Plan, Tai Tumu Tai Pari Tai Ao (‘the Plan’), is developed out of
Whakatupuranga 2050. Whakatupuranga 2050 is a long-term development approach to building the
capacity of Waikato-Tainui1 marae, hapuu, and iwi and will be a legacy for those who come after.
For the purposes of the Resource Management Act 1991 (‘RMA’), particularly of section 35A, Waikato-Tainui
Te Kauhanganui Incorporated (‘WTTKI’) confirms that it is the Iwi Authority for Waikato-Tainui and that the
Tai Tumu Tai Pari Tai Ao, the Waikato-Tainui Environment Plan (the ‘Plan’) represents the Waikato-Tainui
environmental planning document.
External agencies include but are not limited to businesses, central government, Local Authorities (councils),
the Waikato River Authority, community groups, schools and educational institutions, and ecological
restoration groups. External agencies are essential and critical to the successful achievement of the objectives
in this Plan.
This Plan was developed through engaging with WTTKI , Waikato-Tainui, other iwi, government agencies, local
authorities, stakeholders and partners. Waikato-Tainui members with experience in the Resource Management Act and the environmental
space were key to the development of the Plan.
This section is a ‘kete maatauranga’ or ‘toolbox’ and is a companion to Sections C and D. Anything that
is considered in Section C and D should first be considered under this section. As the title denotes, the
‘kete maatauranga’ or ‘toolbox’ contains chapters that provide pragmatic guidance tools in a number of
areas to enable the Plan reader or user to achieve maximum results from using the Plan.
It is important to ensure that resource uses and activities that impact on the environment in the Waikato-
Tainui rohe give effect to the role of Waikato-Tainui as kaitiaki. While Waikato-Tainui acknowedges issues
of commercial sensitivity, resource users, activity owners, local authorities, and central Government are
encouraged to involve all stakeholders, particularly Waikato-Tainui,
The goal of Waikato-Tainui is to ensure that the needs of present and future generations are provided for in a manner
that goes beyond sustainability towards an approach that enhances the environment.
In this Plan where the context requires, an effect is something that is produced or caused as a result of another action or inaction. Generally all resource uses and environmental activities have an accompanying effect on the environment, either positive or negative. An effect is considered in terms of its magnitude (how big the effect is),
Using the context in the previous chapters, this section of the Plan discusses various strategic documents
that influence this Plan and provide direction on the way that Waikato-Tainui interacts with resource
management, uses and activities. These are Whakatupuranga Waikato-Tainui 2050 (Waikato-Tainui strategic
plan) and Te Ture Whaimana o te Awa o Waikato (the Vision and Strategy for the Waikato River).
Whakatupuranga Waikato-Tainui 2050 is the blueprint for cultural, social and economic advancement for Waikato-
Tainui people. It is a long-term development approach to building the capacity of Waikato-Tainui marae, hapuu, and
iwi. Whakatupuranga 2050 will be our legacy for those who come after us.
Noo taatou te awa. Noo te awa taatou.
E kore e taea te wehe te iwi o Waikato me te awa. He taonga tuku
iho naa ngaa tuupuna.
Those preparing plans or activities on land owned by a Crown Body being the Crown, a Crown Entity, State Owned Enterprise or company wholly owned by these bodies, and including local authority land derived from the Crown, must consider this
Papakaainga are communities or places where Waikato-Tainui live primarily clustered around marae and other places
of significance. Papakaainga may also be contemporary or ancient marae or paa sites with or without accompanying
residences or buildings.
The unique and historical relationship of Waikato-Tainui with its traditional lands and waterways has extended over
many generations. The importance of this relationship is evident in many customary activities that Waikato-Tainui still
undertakes. The mana whakahaere of Waikato-Tainui has associated requirements to responsibly use,
The Waikato-Tainui rohe is home to approximately 170 indigenous bird, mammal, reptile, amphibian, and freshwater
fish species. Indigenous animals include the tuatara, pekapeka (long tailed bat), matuku (Australasian bittern), tuna
(eel), whitebait, and very rare and endangered species such as native frogs.
16. VALUABLE HISTORICAL ITEMS, HIGHLY PRIZED SITES, SITES OF SIGNIFICANCE – NGAA TAONGA TUKU IHO, NGAA WAAHI TAPU, NGAA WAAHI TUUPUNA
This chapter considers a number of objectives, policies, and methods to effectively manage ngaa taonga tuku
iho (valuable historical items), waahi tapu (highly prized sites), waahi tuupuna (sites of significance), including
archaeological sites. Policies consider site management, protection of sites of significance,
Natural hazards are environmental events that are not caused by human interference with the environment but occur
as a result of nature’s activities. However, the magnitude or the consequences of these events can be exacerbated
by human activity, such as increased frequency and severity of landslips through poor land management practices.
Building on, and as a companion to the previous section, this section of the Plan describes issues, objectives,
policies and methods associated with natural resources and environmental management in the rohe of
Waikato-Tainui. These are intended to provide management guidance,
To Waikato-Tainui, water has the ability to create and sustain life.
It is no coincidence that Waikato-Tainui marae were established alongside or near water bodies. Water is required to
sustain the functions of the marae, hapuu, and the people.
Wetlands include a wide variety of fresh-water and salt water habitat types and the resident flora
and fauna that are associated with them. They can be permanently or temporarily covered by water
and are considered to be amongst some of the most biologically diverse of all ecosystems.
In 1863 – 1864 the Crown engaged in a war against Maaori in the Waikato causing suffering to
the people. After the war in Waikato the Crown unjustly confiscated large areas of land. This
confiscation or raupatu has, over time, had a crippling impact on the welfare, economy
Waikato-Tainui fisheries are a taonga. They are treated as such because they sustain the Waikato-
Tainui way of life, both physically and spiritually. In the physical sense, the fisheries provided a
cornerstone food source for the tribe. It was plentiful during all seasons of the year
Local industrial development and long distance transport of pollutants have the potential to
negatively affect air quality. Additionally, the foreseeable increase in population and urban growth
will inevitable intensify air pollution emissions if not managed properly.
For the purposes of this Plan, the ‘coast’ includes estuaries, beaches, dunes, islands, coastal flora
and fauna, and that space seaward from the coastal marine area (the area generally below average
spring high tides) and the exclusive economic zone and coastal shelf. ‘Coast’
As kaitiaki, Waikato-Tainui have an obligation to nurture, monitor, and protect the natural, physical,
cultural, historical, and spiritual elements of the natural environment. However, development
activities have not always been conducted in a sustainable manner,
Infrastructure covers a wide range of essential services including utilities (e.g. treatment and
reticulation of water supply, wastewater, and stormwater; electricity and natural gas generation
and transmission); telecommunications; transportation
The Waikato region is an electricity generation hub for New Zealand. Natural resources such as
the sun, fresh water, coal, coal seam gas, geothermal energy, natural gas, and wind contribute to
generating the electricity required to run the nation.
28. MINING AND QUARRYING OIL, GAS, MINERALS – KERI OOPAPA, NGAA KERINGA KI RARO, KI RUNGA HOKI I TE WHENUA – HE HINU, HE KAPUNI, HE OOPAPA
This chapter considers the mining of hydrocarbons (such as oil, coal seam gas, natural gas, and coal),
minerals, and other material that is extracted from Papatuuaanuku, both onshore and offshore. This
includes the quarrying of rock aggregate, gravel, sand, and soil
The Waikato-Tainui rohe has significant attributes for attracting visitors both domestic and international.