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.
- Read about how we use hapū/iwi resource management plans in our work.
- View Hapū Iwi Resource Management Plan map.
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.