Te Ati Awa Water Working Group
As tāngata whenua of the in-catchment area of Waikanae, Paraparaumu and Raumati, Te Āti Awa ki Whakarongotai has been heavily involved with Council. The aim has been to establish a joint process for long term management of water
with Council and iwi.
Discussions in the early part of the project led to iwi determining that a Water Working Party for Te Āti Awa ki Whakarongotai would represent them in initial and ongoing discussions on the water. Key functions of the Water Working Party were to:
- gather information on behalf of the iwi with regards to the proposed
- participate in discussions with Council on behalf of the iwi and
- ensure that decisions reflect the cultural views of the whole of the iwi.
The Kāpiti Coast District Council and Te Āti Awa work together in the spirit of partnership to explore practical, innovative, culturally appropriate management of water, including the supply of potable water to all communities within the Waikanae, Paraparaumu and Raumati catchment area.
The Te Āti Awa Water Working Group and Council have signed a Memorandum of Understand (MOU) confirming a commitment by the Council and iwi to work in partnership on water and management of water for the district.
Memorandum of Understanding in Relation to Water [PDF 183 KB] (PDF, 4 pages, 183Kb)