SESSION THEME | Voices - te ao Māori


A Pākehā  perspective of consultation with Iwi.

Wednesday 1 April,  

Kanohi ki te kanohi- The power of a face to face meeting when consulting with Iwi. This is a personal perspective of engagement with Iwi over my planning career. The perspective also extends over the generations from the birth of my Great Grand Mother (Mary Ann Attwood) in 1843 within Te Tau Ihu o te Waka a Māui. This was the time of Te Rauparaha and the New Zealand company that brought her parents to Whakatū/Nelson.

What has been learnt by the descendants of Mary and how has that relationship become intertwined with Te Ao Maori?

What have been my own experiences growing up as a member of that wider whānau

The influence of my personal experiences and background

Being the "brown" person in the room

What I learn't working as planner and adviser for Mana whenua about consultation and engagement

The good the bad and the ugly.

Presenters:  Bryan McGillan

Resource Management Planner, Pattle Delamore Partners

Bryan has over twenty years' experience in the planning and development fields working through the complexities of the Resource Management Act, District and Regional Plans.  He has worked on a wide range of projects throughout the country involving development and consultation with stakeholders.


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