We've been getting a lot of questions from members of the public wanting to know whether their property could be affected by the PAUP's Mana Whenua provisions. Although some types of resource consent activities (such as discharging into water or air) may trigger 'cultural impact assessments' regardless of where they are in Auckland, the main impact is likely to be initially felt by property owners within 200m of more than 3,600 sites of value to Mana Whenua.
Auckland Council has a mapping program that allows you to search for your property.
Here's our guide to use it:
1. Go to http://acmaps.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz (if a pop-up box appears - 'click to continue')
2. Search for your address in the search bar.
3. On the left hand side (in the 'layers' tab)
3.1 Untick "Zones"
3.2 Untick "NonStatutoryInformaiton"
3.3 Next to the tick for "Overlays" press the "+" button (a sub menu should appear)
3.4 Ensure that only "Sites and Places of Significance to Mana Whenua" and "Sites and Places of Value to Mana Whenua" are ticked.
The purple triangles are sites of significance to Mana Whenua while the purple shaded areas are sites of value. Note that even if your property does not have a purple triangle, if it is within 250m it is affected.