Investigating the role of iwi management plans in natural hazard management

Iwi management plans (IMPs) are resource management plans prepared by an iwi, iwi authority, rūnanga or hapū. They are generally prepared as an expression of rangatiratanga to help iwi and hapū exercise their kaitiaki roles by identifying issues regarding the use of natural resources in their area.

IMPs are a valuable strategic tool for natural hazard management, and provide a link between Mātauranga Māori and land use planning.  However, their potential influence and role within council planning processes is uncertain.

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