Māori names are celebrated, both traditional and new

  • Recognises and celebrates the significance of Mana Whenua ancestral names
  • Recognises ancestral names as entry points for exploring and honouring tūpuna, historical narratives and customary practises associated with development sites and their ability to enhance sense of place connections
  • Recognises importance for Mana Whenua of continuing to develop their cultural landscapes  through naming of contemporary features

  • Mana Whenua engagement and research on the use of correct ancestral names, including macrons
  • Recognition and expression of place names through digital and physical interpretation, signage and wayfinding
  • Use of appropriate names to inform design processes and inspire outcomes

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