ENVPL302-22A (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, iwi, hapū and whānau have been managing and planning for environmental well-being for centuries. Fundamental to environmental well-being and management for Māori are the principles and values that inform relationships with and within the environment. The responsibility to protect and enhance te mauri o taiao (the life essence of the environment) is central within Te Ao Māori. Students explore the ways in which Māori understand, relate and contribute to an environmental family. The paper broadens student knowledge about the challenges and opportunities for whānau, hapū and iwi practicing resource management in a highly politized and colonial space. Whakawhanaungatanga (relationship building) and working partnerships within Māori and planning institutions are at the forefront of this paper. This course provides tools for students to critically analyze policies, plans and related legislation. Students are provided with examples of iwi and hapū driven initiatives through a number of unique case studies 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 and complete required readings.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Engage in and practice Māori values and principles;
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  • Understand better Māori concerns and challenges within contemporary resource management;
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  • Analyse planning instruments affecting Māori communities;
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  • Evaluate relationships, partnerships and engagement between Māori and local authorities; and
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  • Demonstrate skills in analysis and evaluation of complex planning issues affecting Māori communities through in-depth case studies
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  • Understand, articulate and put into practice Te Tiriti o Waitangi
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Assessments will be discussed in detail during class time and specific assessment criteria for each assessment item will be provided.


Each online test is worth 20% of the overall grade

These are to be completed online. Each test will be delivered as an online quiz and will be available for a limited time. Both tests must be completed during this timeframe. See 'Assessment Components' below for online test dates.

Both tests will focus on material covered in paper. All test questions will relate to course readings and lecture material from each half of the semester.

ESSAY: Māori values, principles and relationships

This assessment is worth 30% of the overall grade. Essays are to be at a minimum of 2500 words and a maximum of 3000 words.

Your essay is to be submitted via Moodle no later than [Friday 7 May,11.30 pm].

You have two essay topics to choose from:

1. Cultural Value Assessments (CVA) or Cultural Impact Assessments (CIA).

The purpose of this assignment is to write an essay that explores and analyses the processes and outcomes for mana whenua when preparing a CVA/CIA. In this assignment you are required to discuss and engage with the diverse values, principles and relationships mana whenua express through CVA/CIA. Finally, you are to examine the institutional powers, both non-Māori and Māori, at work that impact on the outcomes and application of CVA/CIA. The assignment will explore and discuss cultural values, impacts, opportunities and challenges that a mana whenua negotiate when constructing a CVA/CIA.


2. Replacing the RMA: Māori partnerships, collaboration and engagement

Choose from one of the proposed legislation that will replace the RMA (Resource Management Act). You are to write an essay that examines the processes and implications of your chosen legislation for Māori, iwi and hapū. Important in this essay is Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its treatment. In this essay you are required to discuss how Te Tiriti o Waitangi shapes contemporary governance and partnerships with Māori, iwi and hapū. Explore the ways in which your chosen legislation is, for Māori, fit-for-purpose - or not. Identify and discuss any foreseeable challenges, opportunities and possibilities for Māori. Crucial to consider in this essay are relationships of power, people and place.

In this essay you are to choose from one of the following:

A. Natural and Built Environment Act, or;
B. Strategic Planning Act, or;
C. Climate Change Adaptation Act.


The poster seminar is worth 20% of the paper grade.

Posters are to be formatted and recorded in Powerpoint or Canva and submitted in Moodle before DATE Poster presentations may be delivered in person or recordings presented during lecture times.

The purpose of this assessment is to present a poster that you would use to present the findings of your essay to mana whenua (tribal authorities).

Poster presentations are to be no more and no less than 5 minutes long.

Posters and presentations are to include:

  • One slide only
  • A brief outline of your essay: Topic, objective and relevance to Māori, iwi, hapu and mana whenua;
  • Key points from your findings;
  • Identify and discuss challenges, opportunities and possibilities for Māori;
  • Identify and discuss your recommendations or solutions to key issues, and;
  • Explain and discuss two ways in which Te Tiriti o Waitangi is 'given effect' through your chosen topic.

The Poster and presentation will be graded according to the following criteria:

  • Ability to summarise your essay in a clear and concise way;
  • Your understanding of Māori frameworks, methodologies, values and principles
  • Visual impact of the poster
  • Oral presentation - Skill in oral delivery, general execution and preparedness
  • Level of originality, creativity and depth of analysis


This assessment is worth 10% of the final grade.

This assessment is designed to help students to engage with readings. Perusall is a social e-reader that helps you master readings faster, understand the material better, and get more out of your classes. Through this assessment you will be collaboratively annotating readings with others in the class.
The Collaborative readings assessment requires you to complete 10 annotated readings. This means you are to critically read each of the selected articles – make thought provoking comments and/or ask questions within each Perusell assessment.

Perusall allows you to generally discuss the readings with your peers. Your goals in annotating each reading are to stimulate discussion by posting good questions or comments and to help others by answering their questions. Completing this assessment will ensure you have the required knowledge to be successful in the paper.

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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. Online test #1
15 Apr 2022
11:30 PM
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Online test #2
10 Jun 2022
11:30 PM
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Essay: Māori values, principles and relationships
6 May 2022
11:30 PM
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Poster Seminar
23 May 2022
No set time
  • Online: Moodle Forum Discussion
5. 10 Collaborative readings (Perusall)
17 Jun 2022
No set time
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
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 reading list has been prepared for this paper and will be available via Moodle.

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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 reading list).

PLEASE NOTE there is no University of Waikato requirement that lecture notes, in whatever form, be provided to students via Moodle. Furthermore, any 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 four 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, completing assessed work and readings and attending the field trip.

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