Several favourite walking, tramping, cycling, kayaking, and boating spots in Aotearoa NZ are now co-managed by Māori organisations and government agencies. These co-governance and co-management arrangements have been put in place through either Te Tiriti o Waitangi settlements, RMA relationship agreements, or special legislation. This means recreation and environment groups are getting more familiar with hapū and iwi aspirations for these places; are seeing changes in landscapes and management practices; and are learning more about the histories of these places. Collaborative management of these places creates new opportunities for recreation and environment groups to be involved in the care of the places they visit. More opportunities are also arising to foster appropriate relationships with tangata whenua. Both Māori and non-Māori are reflecting on what it means to be responsible manuhiri (guests and visitors) and how to best prepare to arrive with care and respect for these cherished places and their people. Resources have been developed through research with Māori and non-Māori and are provided to support environment and recreation groups as they discuss and develop their understandings and practices for being responsible manuhiri.


Creator | Kaihanga
Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research
Year of Creation | Tau
Publisher | Kaiwhakaputa
Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research
Keywords | Kupu
Manuhiri, recreation, tramping, co-management, co-governance
Main Language | Reo Matua
Submitter's Rights | Nga Tika o te Kaituku
This resource is in the public domain
This Research has
been peer reviewed by academics at a university
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