Work with mana whenua to identify, protect and conservesites of cultural significance, including wahi tāpu.
Incorporate appropriate interpretation, design items, or artworks which connect visitors with our Maori identity, heritage and culture.
Understand and protect the landscape layers
The large scale landscapes typically founding landscape and amenity environments often contain vestiges of pre-European occupation. In many cases these features are unspoiled. They include pā, kāinga, te ara and urupa. The unspoiled nature of these features makes them more important but more vulnerable than sites and places within urbanised landscapes.
To protect the landscape:
- engage with mana whenua to understand if there is likely to be any occupation features within the landscape
- understand the management strategies or any aspirations that mana whenua have for these features, and use that knowledge to inform design decisions.