Using Te Kawa o Te Taiao
For formal resource management processes, Te Tangi a Tauira: Ngāi Tahu ki Murihiku Natural Resource and Environmental Iwi Management Plan 2008 is still the primary mana whenua document that should be referenced.
Te Kawa o Te Taiao is, instead, a collation of information for Hokonui Rūnanga kaitiaki & staff to refer to and align with when engaging in environmental management or planning processes. It is shared here to provide transparency and context for our Treaty Partners and the wider community who may want to better understand the associations, values, expectations, and aspirations Hokonui Rūnanga hold for the natural environment prior to engaging directly with Hokonui kaitiaki or staff. It also outlines preferred methods of engagement for those wanting to work with Hokonui Rūnanga on environmental matters.
Te Kawa o Te Taiao is not intended to be used as a primary resource for people external to Hokonui Rūnanga – particularly in formal resource management contexts. Information from this document can provide a useful window into the context Hokonui Rūnanga Kaupapa Taiao works within, but it should not be used without prior discussion, so as to ensure information is interpreted accurately within its wider context.