National Freshwater Conference 2018

A national dialogue on the sustainable management of New Zealand’s freshwater resources

Event Details
separately bookable workshop
Frameworks for local council managing Iwi engagement in freshwater management
16 February 2018 | 9:00am - 5:00pm

The latest amendments in the Resource Management Act require Iwi participation in the decision-making process in regard to natural resources such as freshwater. With these new provisions, councils must be aware of their new obligations for Māori engagement and have an understanding of Tikanga (the Māori way of doing things), while exploring the best  practices to include Iwi into the overall decision-making process. In this workshop you will learn:

  • How protecting and harnessing natural resources is a core aspect of kaupapa and tikanga Māori
  • Understanding the Māori concept of kaitiakitanga and why there is an obligation for all to take due care of the rights, interests and responsibilities we share collectively in water
  • Understanding cultural differences and settlement issues relevant to Māori
  • How to structure meetings and business dealings with Māori parties in a way that integrates Tikanga
  • Practical frameworks and strategies for engaging with Māori groups
  • How to acknowledge and respect cultural diversity
  • Learning to balance the expectations of multiple Māori entities
  • Learn to develop your negotiation skills in a way that is respectful of Tikanga
  • Look at how collaborative planning can be managed by balancing the voices of all involved stakeholders

FACILITATOR: Hayden Turoa, Executive Advisor to Iwi - Government and Business

Hayden Turoa

Executive Advisor to Iwi, Business and Government

Hayden Turoa is an uri of Ngati Patutokotoko, Te Whanau-a-Apanui, Ngati Raukawa and Te Ati Awa. He has worked in a number of roles to provide advice for local and central government regarding iwi engagement. In the last three years he has helped design and establish Te Mana o te Awa program for Nga Tangata Tiaki o Whanganui. Hayden has recently been engaged as the Executive officer for Te Runanga o Raukawa and is also running his own Company. Hayden was the Executive Producer of an online web-series and is currently designing an augmented reality app which explores new mediums to tell local indigenous stories. Hayden has a 7 year old daughter and is a devoted father. He also enjoys reconnecting to his awa through the Tira Hoe Waka.

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