The mana 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 to development
- Provides a platform for working relationships where Mana Whenua values, world views, tikanga, cultural narratives, mātauranga and visual identity can be appropriately expressed in the design of the built environment
- High quality Treaty based relationships are fundamental to the application of the other Te Aranga principles – this principle provides the essential catalyst required to activate the other six principles
- The establishment of high level Treaty-based relationships with Mana Whenua is essential at the outset of planning for development proposals, and should be as early as possible to maximise opportunities for design outcomes
- Important to identify any primary Mana Whenua groups as well as wider Mana Whenua interests in any given development
- Mana Whenua are involved in whole of project design lifecycle, from ideation to delivery to programming of space and facility.