This literature review is part of a project commissioned by the Ministry for the Environment exploring existing practice and implementation of Māori participation in freshwater management. The purpose of the report is to inform discussions on ways to improve iwi engagement in the management of fresh water under the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA).
A summary of council and iwi plans and policies has focused on Part II of the RMA and other matters that facilitate Māori to exercise their interests and values in freshwater management (eg, monitoring provisions, resourcing). In particular, the review has included the following:
Each RPS and RP was reviewed and notes taken regarding whether they:
Thirteen iwi planning documents were also reviewed and a similar exercise performed.
Four LTCCPs were reviewed to identify any particular programmes or resourcing for areas related to Māori and freshwater management.
Summary tables of categories of methods, tools and statistics regarding plan inclusion of policy, methods, and tools were prepared and used to compare results for variation or similarity.