We're not just guitar players...
Te Ohu Kaupapa Taiao o Ngai Te Rangi appointed a new team in September 2018 to increase the capability and effectiveness of the unit. Experts in their own fields, the team has a combined 30 years in environmental management and consultancy between them. They are qualified in:
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Ngai Te Rangi is an active and legitimate partner in the development and implementation of resource management policies and practices. Such policies and practices should seek to give effect to the sustainable management of our natural resources so that they may sustain the needs of future generations.
The principle of Kaitiakitanga; through which Ngai Te Rangi acknowledges and will exercise its role as guardian and caretaker of our natural and physical resources, and our cultural and intellectual property so that they may be passed on to sustain the needs of future generations of Ngaiterangi. The principle of whakamana; which acknowledges the 2 other Iwi resident within Tauranga Moana - Ngati Ranginui and Ngati Pukenga - and the rangatiratanga they hold over their respective rohe. In many cases resource management issues for Ngaiterangi will be similar for Ngati Ranginui and Ngati Pukenga. Ngaiterangi does not however presume to speak for those, or other Iwi on resource management issues. The principle of whakamana extends to local and central government agencies which also have an involvement in resource management.
The principle of Manaakitanga; through which Ngai Te Rangi acknowledges the residence within its rohe, of members of other Iwi and of non Maori. This acknowledgement also recognises the need to accommodate the requirements of a diverse community. In the management of resources, Ngai Te Rangi will as much as possible endeavour to meet the needs of other members of the wider community resident within our rohe but in so doing will not compromise either the rangatiratanga or the cultural values of Ngai Te Rangi Iwi.
The principle of Reciprocity; where in the context of resource management, Ngai Te Rangi recognises and acknowledges the roles that local and central government agencies have in resource management, and where Ngai Te Rangi expects those agencies to recognise, manaaki and tautoko the role of Ngai Te Rangi in resource management. Similarly, Ngai Te Rangi recognises the needs of the wider community and in tum expects the wider community to recognise and respect the cultural, social, and economic needs of Ngai Te Rangi. The hapu of Ngai Te Rangi have contributed greatly - both voluntarily and under duress - to growth and development. Much of that contribution has been to the detriment of our own growth and development. Our Resource Management Plan is the foundation for practical involvement of, and consultation with, our Iwi in the future growth and development plans for the Tauranga Moana area.