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Plans, Policies and Procedures
PLANS AND POLICIES
The Tūpuna Maunga Authority has developed a set of plans and policies to guide how the Tūpuna Maunga are valued, protected, restored, enhanced, and managed in the future.
- Tūpuna Maunga Integrated Management Plan
- Tūpuna Maunga Integrated Management Plan Strategies
- Tūpuna Maunga Authority Operational Plan 2022/2023
- Alcohol-free and Smoke-free Policy
- Drones Policy
- Memorials and Plaques Policy
- Research Policy
- Weddings Policy
Tūpuna Maunga Integrated Management Plan
Prior to the return of the fourteen maunga to Mana Whenua and the formation of the Tūpuna Maunga Authority in 2014, each maunga was managed according to a separate reserve management plan developed by various former legacy councils. In some cases the plans were unchanged since initial drafting as far back as the early 1980s.
One of the first orders of business for the Tūpuna Maunga Authority was the development of one overarching plan to ensure the management of these treasured places was consistent, equal and with Mana Whenua values at the fore.
The Plan also fulfilled the Authority's statutory purpose as noted in the Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau Collective Redress Act 2014; that in exercising its powers and carrying out its functions, the Authority must have regard to the spiritual, ancestral, cultural, customary, and historical significance of the maunga to Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau.
In 2016, following an Auckland-wide public engagement, submission and hearing process, the Tūpuna Maunga Integrated Management Plan was adopted.
PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE TŪPUNA MAUNGA INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT PLAN
The Tūpuna Maunga o Tāmaki Makaurau Authority has resolved to notify a proposed amendment to the Tūpuna Maunga o Tāmaki Makaurau Integrated Management Plan under the Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau Collective Redress Act 2014 and Reserves Act 1977.
The proposed amendment to the Integrated Management Plan is a new Appendix to the Integrated Management Plan that details proposed ecological restoration projects (including the planting of native species and the removal of non-native trees) for:
- Ōwairaka / Te Ahi Kā a Rakataura / Mt Albert (the Ōwairaka project)
- Pukewīwī / Puketāpapa / Mt Roskill
- Ōtāhuhu / Mt Richmond
- Te Tātua a Riukiuta / Big King.
- Because of an error made in the New Zealand Herald the submissions deadline has been extended and submissions must now be received by 5pm, Saturday 8 October 2022.
- There is a minor typographical error on page 109. The initial sentence which reads...restoration of Te Tātua-a-Riukiuta/ Big King... This should read...restoration of Ōtāhuhu/ Mt Richmond...
- Link to an artist impression of native restoration of Te Tātua-a-Riukiuta / Big King to be inserted into page 110 of the Proposed Integrated Management Plan Amendments 2022.
Making a Submission
The submission period is 3 August 2022 – Saturday 8 October 2022 (5pm).
Anyone can make a submission on the proposed amendment to the Tūpuna Maunga o Tāmaki Makaurau Integrated Management Plan.
Submissions can be made via email to [email protected], or by sending written comments by post to Tūpuna Maunga Authority, Private Bag 92300, Victoria Street West, Auckland 1142.
Please indicate whether you wish to present your submission to a Hearings Panel. The details will be provided following the submission closing date.
All personal information provided will be held and protected in accordance with the Privacy Act. Your name will be public. All other personal details will remain private.
Submissions must be received by 5pm, Saturday 8 October 2022.
Tūpuna Maunga Integrated Management Plan Strategies
The Strategies are the next level of substantive policy development for the Tūpuna Maunga and give effect to the Values and Pathways in the Tūpuna Maunga Integrated Management Plan.
The Tūpuna Maunga Authority welcomed public feedback on the Proposed Strategies, which were available online and in hardcopy at local libraries and Auckland Council Service Centres, from 6 July to 16 August 2019.
Tūpuna Maunga Authority Operational Plan 2022/2023
The Tūpuna Maunga Authority Operational Plan 2022/2023 sets out the authority’s expectations for the management of the Tūpuna Maunga of Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland and associated projects and programmes during the financial year 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023 and includes the 10-year budget 2021-2031.
Public consultation on the Draft Tūpuna Maunga Authority Operational Plan 2022/2023 took place from 28 February to 28 March 2022, alongside our annual budget consultation process. The documents were available at libraries and service centres, and at Tūpuna Maunga Authority events during the consultation period. Consultation included a public hearing of written submissions.
The plan and its summary were unanimously adopted by the Tūpuna Maunga Authority at Hui 75 on 23 May 2022 and unanimously adopted by Auckland Council on 7 June 2022.
The Tūpuna Maunga Authority Operational Plan 2022/2023 is now operative.
Alcohol-free and Smoke-free Policy
All of the Maunga are alcohol and smoke-free spaces. Read the policy document to find out more.
The Drones Policy applies to anyone wishing to fly a drone over the Maunga. All drone flying on the Maunga must have prior approval from the Authority. Read the Drones Policy document to find out more.
Memorials and Plaques Policy
The Authority has introduced a policy addressing current memorials and plaques on the Maunga and providing guidance for decision-making on future requests.
All research conducted on Tūpuna Maunga requires a permit. Research projects which align with the Tūpuna Maunga Values will be actively endorsed. A scholarship funding pool will become available.
All weddings on a Tūpuna Maunga require a permit and may only be held at specified locations. Read the Weddings Policy document to find out more.