Our vision

Mā te ngaruru ō ngā whenua maru ō Ngāti Awa, ka noho momoho nga taonga koiora, taonga tuku iho, he oranga whānui mō ngā whakatipuranga.

As the lands of Ngāti Awa flourishes, opportunities abound for  future generations to enjoy their unique ecological, environmental and cultural uniqueness

The Taiao department provides leadership and support to our members in the managment of our natural resources

The Taiao department is the natural resources team of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa.  The team has been established to achieve our responsibility as kaitiaki to protect te taiao. 

Here you will find information about key projects, useful resources and information, wananga alerts and information about the process for reviewing consents.  You can also find our Ngāti Awa Environment Management Plan 

Resource Consent Information

Find the process used by the Taiao department to review  applications for resource consent and lodge your consent application for our review 

Te Mahere Whakarite Matatiki Taiao ō Ngāti Awa

The Ngāti Awa Environmental Plan is now available to read

Taiao Links & Resources

Find useful information and resources 

Te Ara Poutama – Guiding Principles

Our guiding principles are paramount to everything we do. They also represent the parameters that we must work within.


Caring for each other

Our shared obligations to care for one another, with particular emphasis on caring for our youth and our elders.


Guardianship for future generations

Represents our obligations to protect our culture, our environment, our resources and our people today and for
future generations, in accordance with our cultural practices.

Ngāti Awatanga

Our language and culture
Uphold and protect our language and culture – which derive from our shared ancestry – as the cornerstone of our unique identity.

Latest Taiao Key Project Updates

Keep up to date with the latest project updates

Make a Taiao Enquiry

Do you have a question? – drop us a message.  

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