Welcome to Palmerston North Reserve Trust

Environmental and cultural responsibility

Palmerston North Maori Reserve Trust has established close links with local government within our rohe which includes:

Wellington City Council
Lower Hutt City Council
Upper Hutt City Council
Greater Wellington Regional Council

Currently the trust has a formal MOU with Wellington City Council.
A relationship contract with Lower Hutt City Council.
Is a member of Ara Tahi a committee of Greater Wellington Regional Council.
Provides advice on RMA matters as required to Upper Hutt City Council.

Through these formal and informal arrangements we work closely at governance and management levels with all Councils. These relationships have increased since the enactment of the resource Management Act 1991. Although it is fair to say Iwi representation with local government has been regular since Councils were formed.

A major role for the trust is the Resource Management work that is undertaken. This takes various forms. Councils seek our advice on notified and non notified consents and we use our Geographic Information System or GIS to support our responses. We have actively sought through the Council District Plans to identify sites of significance to us and have them recorded on their plans. This means when considering applications our views must be sought.

We work with planning companies  and provide them with cultural impact reports so that we can inform them and the Councils about our cultural landscapes and seek appropriate conditions on the consents. We do this in a variety of ways but the use of cultural impact reports is the preferred way. We use the services of Consultants to undertake this on our behalf.

Palmerston North Maori Reserve Trust has established close links with local government within our rohe which includes:

Wellington City Council
Lower Hutt City Council
Upper Hutt City Council
Greater Wellington Regional Council

Currently the trust has a formal MOU with Wellington City Council.
A relationship contract with Lower Hutt City Council.
Is a member of Ara Tahi a committee of Greater Wellington Regional Council.
Provides advice on RMA matters as required to Upper Hutt City Council.

Through these formal and informal arrangements we work closely at governance and management levels with all Councils. These relationships have increased since the enactment of the resource Management Act 1991. Although it is fair to say Iwi representation with local government has been regular since Councils were formed.

A major role for the trust is the Resource Management work that is undertaken. This takes various forms. Councils seek our advice on notified and non notified consents and we use our Geographic Information System or GIS to support our responses. We have actively sought through the Council District Plans to identify sites of significance to us and have them recorded on their plans. This means when considering applications our views must be sought.

We work with planning companies  and provide them with cultural impact reports so that we can inform them and the Councils about our cultural landscapes and seek appropriate conditions on the consents. We do this in a variety of ways but the use of cultural impact reports is the preferred way. We use the services of Consultants to undertake this on our behalf.