Mana Whenua significant sites and cultural landmarks are acknowledged

  • Acknowledges a Māori world view of the wider significance of tohu / landmarks and their ability to inform the design of specific development sites
  • Supports a process whereby significant sites can be identified, managed, protected and enhanced
  • Celebrates local and wider unique cultural heritage and community characteristics that reinforce sense of place and identity, both traditional and contemporary

  • Recognition of tohu, including wāhi tapu, wāhi tūpuna, maunga, awa, puna, mahinga kai, mahinga mataitai and ancestral kāinga
  • Allows visual connection to significant sites to be created, preserved and enhanced
  • Wider cultural landmarks and associated narratives able to inform building / spatial orientation and general design responses
  • Design, art and heritage trails, digital technologies, physical markers and interpretation boards

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