He Kupu Na Te Tangata Whenua - English Translation
Mana whenua of the Kāpiti Coast District are pleased to enjoy an ongoing and productive relationship with Council since 1994, through the Memorandum of Partnership. As partners we actively engage in the Long Term Council (LTP) Community Plan consultation process. Pages 15 to 18 of this document describe in more detail the mana whenua vision for the District, which includes Kaitiakitanga, Whakawhanaungatanga/ Manaakitanga, the importance of Te Reo Māori, Kotahitanga, and Tino Rangatiratanga.
The life of the LTP stretches over the next ten years and although much has been achieved by Council and iwi working together there are significant challenges ahead.
Water is a valuable and important natural resource to mana whenua. We have a keen interest in any application management arrangements for this resource where we hold strong and specific views around its conservation and preservation. It is important to mana whenua to resolve water supply issues for the District. This is fundamental to future development management on the Kāpiti Coast and we encourage both partners to seek solutions that will lead to a more efficient conservation of water.
We look forward to continuing a strong partnership with Council and together with Council manage growth of the District in a manner that is sustainable by adopting measures that benefit all sectors of the community.