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

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa process for assessing applications for resource consent, Department of Conservation concessions and, Heritage NZ Authority applications in the Ngāti Awa rohe.



Te Māhere Whakarite Matatiki Taiao o Ngāti Awa

The Ngāti Awa Environmental Plan.


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.