Mā Ngā Mātanga Māori

LUC classifications can be helpful to Māori land block owners and trusts

LUC can be used to identify the best use of the land, and this could lead to a change in its management. The map source can show the Territorial Authorities and Regional Council boundaries. Therefore, the council plans will be easier to identify and what rules will need to be complied with for different activities on the Māori land blocks.

Māori data is a taonga [treasure] that requires culturally grounded models of protection and care. This includes landcover data, land use classification data, wetland, and vegetation layers. If it relates in any way to Aotearoa New Zealand, especially the land environment.

Te Kāhui Raraunga provides guidance for the system-wide governance of Māori data, consistent with the Government’s responsibilities under te Tiriti o Waitangi.

The 2023 Te Kāhui Raraunga Māori Data Governance Model report describes the Māori Data Governance Model — designed by Māori data experts for use across the Aotearoa New Zealand public service.

Recommended reading

Transforming Soil Legacies: Farmers interviewed through the place-based Revitalise Te Taiao project share their personal journeys and experience in transforming the soil on their land (includes videos).

Harcourt et al. (2021): Kia Manawaroa Kia Puawai: enduring Māori livelihoods. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11625-021-01051-5

Tauākī Ngākau Titikaha ki te Tiriti - Manaaki Whenua's ambitions under the Treaty of Waitangi (2021).