Ngāti Toa Rangātira

We partner with Ngāti Toa Rangātira, to honour our commitment to mana whenua and the Treaty of Waitangi. We work together to protect and preserve our city’s natural resources and build a great future for Porirua City.

Partnership with mana whenua

We engage with Ngāti Toa through their iwi authority, Te Rūnanga O Toa Rangātira. The council and Te Rūnanga have signed a strategic partnership agreement. This agreement outlines our shared commitment to our partnership with each other and to the future wellbeing of Porirua. It provides the opportunity for Te Rūnanga to contribute to Council decisions and to provide leadership with the Council for Porirua. This is done through input into the following types of activities:

  • advice and input into policy, strategy and management plans
  • consultation on resource consents
  • input into the Long-term plan and annual plan
  • cultural advice on specific projects

Te Rūnanga’s chairperson, Taku Parai, is also Porirua City’s kaumātua. He provides tikanga Māori advice and support, and can attend all council and committee meetings with full speaking rights.

Assessing cultural issues

We consult with Ngāti Toa through the iwi authority Te Rūnanga O Toa Rangātira, on a range of issues and processes. 

We may also ask applicants for evidence they have consulted Ngāti Toa about their plans for a development or other activity. 

Our discussions may lead to a cultural impact assessment being done. These assessments help us to document Māori cultural values, interests and connections with a resource or area, and to understand the potential impacts of a proposed activity on them.

Latest news

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Council welcomes $1.5 billion investment in Porirua City

Porirua City Council applauds the announcement by the Government to invest $1.5 billion over 25 years in Porirua City.

31 Oct 2018
Bilingual Signs 1

Bilingual signs a hit with Pop Up business owners

Porirua is celebrating it's proud heritage with signs in English and Māori

19 Oct 2018
News - Partnership Agreement signing

Council and Ngāti Toa Rangatira reaffirm partnership

Porirua City Council and Ngāti Toa Rangatira commit to working together with Partnership Agreement.

22 Nov 2017

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