Iwi/hapu management plans are tools for understanding the concerns of tangata whenua that may relate to resource management and council planning.
View iwi/hapu maps online - check the geographical extent of a Iwi/Hapu Management Plan using our online maps
There is no prescribed format for an IHMP. However a IHMP is generally a policy statement that formalises the intent of tangata whenua regarding their social, economic, cultural and environmental development. It puts this intent into a form where, once recognised by the Iwi Authority and lodged with a council, it must be considered in council statutory processes under the Resource Management Act 1991 (the Act).
The IHMP helps councils to meet statutory obligations under the Act and as a Treaty partner, it provides clarity on issues of significance to tangata whenua, including clarifying the desired process of engagement for the specific hapu. The IHMP helps tangata whenua raise their important resource management issues in a way where councils must take them into account when preparing or changing regional or district plans.
Guidance for developing IHMP’s is available on the Ministry for the Environment's website - Te Raranga a Mahi: Developing environmental management plansfor whanau, hapu and iwi.
To ensure that the Regional Council takes into account the IHMP, it must be first recognised by the relevant Iwi Authority then lodged with the Regional Council.
All IHMP’s must be accompanied by:
Tangata whenua can choose how they want to serve the IHMP on the Regional Council. We welcome an invitation to come to a chosen marae or iwi/hapu can attend an the Regional Council Regional Planning Committee meetings. Once the Regional Council has recieved the IHMP it will be posted on the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council website and we will take it into account when we are changing our regional plans.
Disclaimers and Copyright
While every endeavour has been taken by the Hawke's Bay Regional Council to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and up to date, Hawke's Bay Regional Council shall not be liable for any loss suffered through the use, directly or indirectly, of information on this website. Information contained has been assembled in good faith. Some of the information available in this site is from the New Zealand Public domain and supplied by relevant government agencies. Hawke's Bay Regional Council cannot accept any liability for its accuracy or content. Portions of the information and material on this site, including data, pages, documents, online graphics and images are protected by copyright, unless specifically notified to the contrary. Externally sourced information or material is copyright to the respective provider.
© Hawke's Bay Regional Council - www.hbrc.govt.nz / +64 6 835 9200 / firstname.lastname@example.org