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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 2021/2022
- Draft Tūpuna Maunga Authority Operational Plan 2022/2023
- 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.
Tūpuna Maunga Authority Operational Plan 2021/2022
The 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 and includes the 10-year budget 2021-2031.
Public consultation on the Draft Tūpuna Maunga Authority Operational Plan 2020/2021 took place from 26 February to 22 March 2021, 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 63 on 31 May 2021 and unanimously adopted by Auckland Council on 29 June 2021.
The Tūpuna Maunga Authority Operational Plan 2021/2022 is now operative.
Draft Tūpuna Maunga Authority Operational Plan 2022/2023
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 2022/2023.
The Draft 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.
The plan also provides indicative long-term funding information for the financial years 2023/2024 through to 2030/2031.
Feedback on the draft plan
The Tūpuna Maunga Authority welcomes public feedback on the Draft Tūpuna Maunga Operational Plan 2022/2023. Submissions will open from 28 February 2022 at 11am.
You can read and submit on the Draft Tūpuna Maunga Authority Operational Plan 2022/2023 alongside Auckland Council’s Annual Budget 2022/2023 online at www.akhaveyoursay.nz. Online submissions close by 5pm on 28 March 2022.
Alternatively, you may send written feedback directly to the Tūpuna Maunga Authority via email to [email protected] by 5pm on 28 March 2022.
Hearing of written submissions
The Authority will convene a public hui for written submissions commencing 11am, 22 March 2022 by Zoom Video Conference. If you would like to speak to your written submission at this hearing, please email your request and written submission by 5pm, 16 March 2022 to [email protected]
Presentations at the hearing will be for a maximum of 10 minutes (including questions), and repetition of submission material should be avoided.
Read the documents
Copies of the draft plan and summary documents will also be at local libraries and Auckland Council Service Centres from 28 February to 28 March 2022.
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.