The status of iwi and hapū as mana whenua is recognised and respected​​
  • Recognises Te Tiriti o Waitangi / The Treaty of Waitangi and the Wai 262 Ko Aotearoa Tēnei framework for Treaty Partnerships in 21st Century Aotearoa New Zealand as the basis for all relationships pertaining development
  • Provides a platform for working relationships where manawhenua values, world views, tikanga, cultural narratives and visual identity can be appropriately expressed in the design environment
  • High quality Treaty based relationships are fundamental to the application of the other Te Aranga principles
  • The development of high level Treaty based relationships with mana whenua is essential prior to finalising design approaches and will maximise the opportunities for design outcomes
  • Important to identify any primary mana whenua groups as well as wider mana whenua interests in any given development