PROVIDING EXPERT ADVICE ON TE TIRITI O WAITANGI AND MAORI ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES 

As a trusted advisor to the New Zealand government, 4Sight has provided policy analysis and advice to Te Puni Kōkiri on a range of environmental issues across government since 2012. 

The project

4Sight has been providing Te Puni Kōkiri with technical analysis and policy advice on a range of environmental issues across government since 2012, thanks to our expertise in Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Māori environmental issues.

We have been actively involved in cross-agency work programmes all across government, with the aim of increasing Māori participation in RMA processes.

One of 4Sight's senior planners, Jerome Wyeth, also led the development of two guidance documents which provide guidance on developing iwi management plans and cultural impact assessments. 

The approach

As part of our work for the client, 4Sight has developed close working relationships with several relevant agencies. We have collaborated on key work programmes with these agencies, with an end-goal of achieving a mutually beneficial outcome for the client.

4Sight's main strength in working with the client is our ability draw on practical RMA planning experience and knowledge of Māori environmental issues, which we use to deliver policy advice that is relevant, evidence-based and understandable. 

The outcome

Through our work with the client, 4Sight has been able to ensure that resource management reforms incorporate proposals to improve the participation of Māori in resource management processes. If enacted, these proposals will clarify iwi/hapū's role in RMA planning.

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