On Friday 1 March at Tuahiwi Marae, the six rūnanga who had been working collectively on behalf of their hapū, hosted Environment Canterbury commissioners, mayors, councillors, senior managers and staff of local authorities, to formally launch and lodge the Mahaanui Iwi Management Plan (IMP). The iwi management plan reflects three years of collaboration by the rūnanga. It’s hoped that it will be used by rūnanga, councils and other agencies when they are making decisions about the management of resources and the environment, Ki Uta Ki Tai, from the mountains to the sea. [Read more…]