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Hapu/Iwi Resource Management Plans

A Hapū/Iwi Resource Management Plan (HIMP) is a document developed and approved by hapū and/or iwi. These plans describe resource management issues of importance to them as tangata whenua. 

The plans may also contain information relating to specific cultural values, historical accounts, descriptions of areas of interest (hapū/iwi boundaries/rohe) and consultation/engagement protocols for resource consents and/or plan changes.

Importance of Hapū/Iwi Resource Management Plan

HIMP planning documents recognised by an iwi authority provide a mechanism in which tāngata whenua interests can be considered in Council processes. There are specific legislative requirements which place a duty on Council staff to take these plans into account. In practice, local authorities must balance a number of competing interests, including hapū/iwi plans. The importance of HIMP planning documents is that they have been recognised by Bay of Plenty Regional Council.

Council provides a contribution (in part) to the development of HIMP plans. Annual Plan funding has been allocated so that these plans are continually developed reviewed or updated. The fund must cater for any eligible hapū and iwi within the bounds of the Bay of Plenty region. All funding applications are carefully considered.

Apply online

  • To apply for funding, please complete this online form.

Criteria for application

  1. Only those hapū and iwi with land interests in the Bay of Plenty Regional Council boundaries are eligible to apply.
  2. Applications must be in writing and signed by person/s duly authorised by the hapū/iwi.
  3. The proposed plan must be recognised by the relevant iwi authority and approved by a wide representation of the hapū/iwi.
  4. Funding will only be paid to an established Maori entitiy such as a marae committee, iwi authority, hapū trust or consultants acting on behalf of the applicant.
  5. A copy of the final plan will be lodged with Bay of Plenty Regional Council as a reference for staff. The plan name will be placed on this page.
  6. Please note that all recipients of hapū/iwi resource management funding agree to a copy of their hapū or iwi resource management plan (either new, revised or updated) being posted on our website.

See HIMP documentation below to assist applications for funding.

For further information please contact Māori Policy staff at Bay of Plenty Regional Council on the contact details at the bottom of the page.

IMP Plans lodged with the Council and recognised by the relevant iwi authority by Māori Constituency and location:

Mauāo Constituency

Ōkurei Constituency

Kōhi Constituency

Other Hapū/Iwi Documents:

If you have any queries about the hapū and iwi management plans listed, please contact our Te Amorangi ropu.

Please Note: The management plans that do not have a hyperlink can be requested by contacting the relevant Iwi or Hapū.