Te Tīmatanga – Introductory Workshop begins with the foundation to understanding these values, including the role of Tiriti o Waitangi / Treaty of Waitangi, and is designed to help attendees prepare themselves to engage with tangata whenua in their work.

It is important that planners understand the role of mana whenua and tangata whenua in the resource management environment and how to recognise and provide for their values. Planning for Māori Values is designed as a series of three workshops.

  • Te Tīmatanga – Introductory Workshop
  • Te Piriti – Intermediate Workshop
  • Ki Te Hoe – Advanced Workshop

Issues in relation to Māori land and its use are complex; this workshop will also assist planners to understand the legislation and constraints facing the use of Māori resources and provide practical information on how to better provide for these issues through our plans and decisions.

Learning outcomes:

  • Gain an understanding of tangata whenua values in the environment and how to provide for these values as planners
  • Gain an appreciation of the Declaration of Independence and Te Tiriti o Waitangi / Treaty of Waitangi
  • Understand the importance of whakawhanaungatanga and gain skills and knowledge to undertake effective engagement with tangata whenua


Jade Wikaira

Jade is Te Whānau-a-Apanui, Ngāti Tūwharetoa and Ngāpuhi and she is managing director of her own taiao consulting business Wikaira Consulting Limited. Jade has been running the Planning for Māori Values (Advanced and Introduction) courses for the past six years. She recently stepped down from the role of Chairperson for Papa Pounamu, the Māori Planners network and special interest group of the NZPI.

Jade is a proud planner and works with mana whenua across the country on resource management and environmental projects. She and her team are focussed on delivering outcomes that reflect the aspirations of iwi, hapū and Māori communities. This includes services in environmental planning and resource management, strategic policy and the integration of te ao Māori perspectives.

Ida Kohu

Ida Kohu is from Waikato, Ngāi Te Rangi and Ngāti Ranginui and she brings extensive experience from a career in the public sector. She has experience in the development of the values system that are a core component of the Planning for Māori Values courses.

William Koopu

William Koopu is from Te Whānau-a-Apanui and brings a lifetime of lived experience in working with Māori development especially in relation to kaupapa on whenua and wai. He was raised in the Bay of Plenty and has worked for organisations such as the Māori Land Court and the Department of Māori Affairs. He is currently a trustee on a Māori land block and brings this experience to the delivery of the Planning for Māori Values courses.

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Workshop Queries:

This workshop was organised by NZPI. If you have any questions about the workshop or registrations, please email Eliza Bradley, events@planning.org.nz.

Registrations Close:

Wednesday 07 February.

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