Tangata Whenua Relationships

McCallum Bros Ltd® wants to develop strong and enduring relationships with iwi

Since our great grandfather came to New Zealand from Scotland in the 1870s, we have enjoyed strong relationships with local iwi, wherever we have operated.

Māori have been an integral part of the McCallum Bros Limited® family. Our long history means that we have been lucky to have worked with multiple generations of Māori for many decades.

McCallum Bros Ltd® respects the status of the Tangata Whenua as Kaitiaki in the region and we want to build strong and enduring relationships with iwi that can span generations.

McCallum Bros Ltd® have direct engagement with the mandated authorities adjacent to the consented extraction areas namely:

  • The Ngāti Manuhiri Settlement Trust; and
  • The Te Uri o Hau Settlement Trust.

We have also sought Cultural Impact Assessments from these two entities to enable McCallum Bros Ltd® to work through any outstanding issues.

We have have also engaged a Relationship Advocate, Tamati TeRangi, to assist with the intricacies of engaging with iwi – ensuring that we do so in a way that address concerns in a manner conducive to the application and also supports the the incorporation of the principles of Mātauranga Māori into our everyday activities.

Mātauranga Māori

Many planning and development projects in the natural resource management landscape present complex problems or situations that involve or affect diverse parties. McCallum Bros Ltd® have initiated a plan that has the objective of moving beyond standard consultation to an effective, connective, tikanga-based knowledge-sharing and learning across all operations.

From a Mātauranga Māori perspective, based around the places of deep significance, there is a quest to align the operations of Pākiri Sand Extraction activities with Ngāti Manuhiri and Te Uri o Hau expressing their respective world views of Te Ao Māori.

Practical considerations will be sought in the alignment of those grounded aspects of the socio-cultural and ecological landscape of locality with the mechanics of the extraction activities and in conjunction with the mandated authorities who represent the hapu.

This approach will provide opportunities to enhance and strengthen the relationship with Tangata Whenua and the surrounding community that is supportive of a local context of significance.

Through our relationships with the mandated entities, every endeavour will be made to incorporate and align to the practice of kaitiakitanga with the enviro-marine natural resource.