Cultural Impact assessment – Te Matā … Te Mata o Tipuna

This report focuses attention on a home (i.e. Te Matā … Te Mata o Tipuna), an ancestor and maunga tapu (transl. sacred mountain) that provided for the wellbeing and survival aspirations of both the celestial (transl. Te kauae runga) and terrestrial (transl. Te kauae raro) whānau of Ngāti Kahungunu ki Heretaunga for 800–1,000 years. In achieving this investigative and writing aim, this report makes an important contribution towards rethinking the role of ‘cultural impact assessment (CIA)’ in Māori community, planning and policy-making contexts. A link to the full report is available by clicking on the report image below.


Reference and download link

Cole, A. O. me ōna tūpuna, Apatu, M., Black, M., Te Huia, B., Brown, J. and O’Reilly, T. (2018) Towards an understanding of the Māori (cultural) wellbeing and survival aspirations that Ngā Hapū o Heretaunga have for Te Mata, Te Matā, Te Mata o Rongokako, Te Karanemanema Te Mata o Rongokako. Te Manaaki Taiao, Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga in association with Te Toi Ōhanga,Hastings, New Zealand.



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