ENVPL302-19A (HAM)

Māori Resource Management

15 Points

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Division of Arts Law Psychology & Social Sciences
School of Social Sciences
Environmental Planning


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Paper Description

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Māori resource management and planning has been practiced by whānau and hapū according to tikanga for centuries. Central to Māori resource management is the obligation to protect the mauri of everything in the environment. This paper extends student understandings of kaitiakitanga and examines the challenges and opportunities for whanau, hapū and iwi practicing resource management in a contemporary context. It provides an opportunity for students to broaden their knowledge of engagement with Māori communities and to critically analyse policies and plans developed by local and territorial authorities under the Resource Management Act and related legislation. Students are also provided with examples of iwi and hapū driven resource management through iwi management plans and guest lectures.
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Paper Structure

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The paper consists of two lectures every week. Students should attend all lectures.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Explain key values and concepts that underpin Māori relationships the environment;
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  • Understand better Māori concerns and challenges with contemporary resource management issues;
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  • Analyse planning instruments affecting Māori communities;
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  • Evaluate relationships and engagement between Māori and local authorities; and
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  • Through in-depth case studies demonstrate skills in analysis, synthesis and evaluation of complex planning issues affecting Māori communities
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Assessments will be discussed in detail during class time and specific assessment criteria for each assessment item will be provided.

TEST x 2

Each test is worth 25% of the overall grade

To be completed in class on [Monday 9 April 2018 and Monday 28 May 2018]

Students will be required to sit a test on material covered in paper. Students will have the full length of class time to complete the test. All test questions will relate to both the course readings and lecture material from each half of the semester.


The report is worth 30% of the overall grade, minimum 2500 words maximum 3000 words.

To be submitted via Moodle no later than [Wednesday June 6th 2018, 5pm.]

The purpose:

The purpose of this assignment is to write a report outlining your preferred process of how you construct a CIA and make draft recommendations for each section. Please either use the Porotī Spring in Whangarei OR Waikoropupu Spring located in Golden Bay, in the South Island as your case study.


Firstly, you are to review other CIAs and understand how they are structured and familiarize yourself with the purpose of why they are constructed, the methodology employed, the values identified by iwi, the impacts and issues identified and recommendations.

Secondly, You are to write a report on how would you best construct a CIA for either the Porotī OR Waikoropupu spring.

Use your CIA review to inform the structure of your assignment. The assignment should provide analysis of the cultural values, impacts, opportunities, challenges and recommendations that could be used to depict a tangata whenua perspective.

A suggested report structure is outlined in CIA guidelines to be provided on Moodle.


The seminar is worth 20% of the paper grade.

The purpose of the seminar is to make a presentation to the class which explores in a seminar format a short topic related to the CIA report. The presentations will be 5 minutes long followed by 5 minutes of question time and discussion. Seminar/topics will be selected and include the following:

1. Identify and discuss in your view a key limitation of or challenge to the CIA process

2. Identify and discuss a particular Māori value and explore its treatment in CIA processes

3. Are some Māori values more readily recognised and protected through a CIA process than others and if so, can you recommend changes to address this problem?

4. Examine CIA methodologies and consider how readily the CIAs you reviewed could be transferred to another culture

5. Having reviewed the CIAs explain and discuss two ways that you think Regional or District Plans under the RMA could be changed to better protect the values identified through the CIA process

The seminar presentation will be graded according to the following criteria:

  • Ability to respond meaningfully to the seminar topic in the time allocated
  • Depth of understanding and analysis
  • How well the presentation engaged the audience
  • Skill in oral delivery, general execution and preparedness
  • Level of originality and depth of analysis
  • Ability to answer questions and contribute to discussion
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Test #1
8 Apr 2019
3:00 PM
  • In Class: In Lecture
2. Test #2
27 May 2019
3:00 PM
  • In Class: In Lecture
3. Cultural Impact Assessment Report
5 Jun 2019
5:00 PM
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. CIA Seminar
20 May 2019
3:00 PM
  • In Class: In Lecture
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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A course readings list has been prepared for this paper and will be available via Moodle.

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Recommended Readings

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  • Kawharu, M. 2002, Whenua: managing our resources, Reed, Auckland [N.Z.]
  • Selby, R., Moore, P.J.G., Mulholland, M. & Te Wānanga-o-Raukawa 2010, Māori and the environment: kaitiaki, Huia, Wellington, N.Z.
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Online Support

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Online support is via the paper management system Moodle.Paper materials will be made available to students via Moodle. Such materials include important announcements and documents (including the paper outline and lecture notes).

PLEASE NOTE there is no University of Waikato requirement that lecture notes, in whatever form, be provided to students via Moodle. Furthermore, the notes made available on Moodle may not be an exact copy of the lecture as presented in class.

Lecture material is also provided via Panopto recordings.

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This paper is held in the A Semester. It has three contact hours weekly, through two lectures. Students are expected to attend all sessions and complete the required readings. As a 15 point paper you should expect to spend 150 hours minimum on this paper throughout the semester.This includes attending classes, connecting to Moodle and completing assessed work and readings.

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