Mahere, Kaupapa here e Tikanga
Plans, Policies and Procedures
COVID-19 ALERT LEVEL 1
The health and safety of Maunga visitors, contractors, leaseholders and staff is a priority for the Tūpuna Maunga Authority as we all unite against COVID-19.
Auckland is currently at Alert Level 1 and visitor access to the Maunga and on-site facilities have returned to normal:
- Gates are open
- Playgrounds are open – please do not use if you are unwell.
- Toilets are open – please wash your hands thoroughly after use.
- Businesses are open
- Event applications can be submitted
- Tour operations can resume.
Alert Level 1 is not ‘Alert Level none’ – this means that we must continue to do small things in our everyday lives to help avoid future lockdowns or limit their length if they do happen. We ask all Maunga visitors to adhere to the following:
- If you’re unwell, stay home and phone your GP or Healthline for advice
- Practice good hygiene, including washing your hands frequently
- Record your movements using the NZ COVID Tracer app or a manual record of where you have been.
All matters relating to Maunga access will be reviewed in line with any government changes to the Covid-19 alert level status.
If you have any questions, please email [email protected]
Visit www.covid19.govt.nz for the latest public health and alert level status information.
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
- Draft Tūpuna Maunga Authority Operational Plan 2021/2022
- Tūpuna Maunga Authority Operational Plan 2020/2021
- Alcohol-free and Smoke-free Policy
- Drones Policy
- Memorials and Plaques 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.
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.
Draft Tūpuna Maunga Authority Operational Plan 2021/2022
The Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau Collective Redress Act 2014 requires the Tūpuna Maunga Authority to prepare an annual operational plan. This is considered within the framework of the Auckland Council’s Annual Budget 2021/2022.
The Draft Tūpuna Maunga Authority Operational Plan 2021/2022 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 2021 to 30 June 2022.
The plan also provides indicative long-term funding information for the financial years 2023/2024 through to 2030/2031.
Consultation on the draft plan
The Tūpuna Maunga Authority welcomes public feedback on the Draft Tūpuna Maunga Operational Plan 2021/2022.
You can read and submit on the Draft Tūpuna Maunga Authority Operational Plan 2021/2022 alongside Auckland Council’s Annual Budget 2021/2022 online at www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/have-your-say. Online submissions close 22 March 2021.
Alternatively, you may send written feedback directly to the Tūpuna Maunga Authority via email to [email protected] by 22 March 2021.
Hearing of written submissions
The Authority will also convene a public hui on written submissions commencing 1pm, 15 March 2021 at the Reception Lounge, Auckland Town Hall, Queen Street. If you wish to speak to your written submission at the hearing, please email [email protected] by 5pm, 10 March 2021. Presentations at the hearing will be for a maximum of 10 minutes (including questions) and repetition of submissions will be avoided.
You can view the Draft Tūpuna Maunga Authority Operational Plan 2021-2022, speak with Authority representatives, and complete feedback forms at the following events. Event dates are subject to change or cancellation in line with Covid-19 alert level changes.
- 13 March 2021 11am–4pm, Tahaki Reserve, Maungawhau / Mt Eden, at the “Love Your Maunga ki Maungawhau” community event
- 6-7 and 13-14 March 2021 2pm-6pm, Maungauika / North Head at the “Love Your Maunga ki Maungauika” community event
Read the documents
Copies of the draft plan and feedback forms will also be at Te Ipu Kōrero o Maungawhau / Maungawhau Visitor Experience Centre on Maungawhau / Mt Eden and at local libraries and Auckland Council Service Centres from 26 February to 22 March 2021.
Tūpuna Maunga Authority Operational Plan 2020/2021
The Tūpuna Maunga Authority Operational Plan 2020/2021 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 2020 to 30 June 2021.
Public consultation on the Draft Tūpuna Maunga Authority Operational Plan 2020/2021 took place from 26 February to 22 March 2020, 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 adopted by the Tūpuna Maunga Authority at Hui 56 on 20 July 2020 and adopted by Auckland Council on 30 July 2020.
The Tūpuna Maunga Authority Operational Plan 2020/2021 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.