Media Release May 25, 2022

Review of Te Ture Whaimana set to get underway

An important milestone for the review of Te Ture Whaimana o Te Awa o Waikato (Vision & Strategy for the Waikato River) has been reached with the announcement of a consortium of contractors to carry out the work.

This will be the first major review of Te Ture Whaimana since it was established more than ten years ago.

The contractors are Waikato based consultancies who have joined forces to support the Waikato River Authority in completing the review process. Beca, GMD Consultants and Maximize Consultancy have been selected after initially being part of separate proposals.

Waikato River Authority Co-Chairs Tipa Mahuta and Paula Southgate say they are appreciative of the support provided by River Iwi and the Crown (Ministry for the Environment) in helping evaluate the tender proposals.

“We are now looking forward to the co-design of the review process continuing between the Waikato River Authority and its Appointers for what is a hugely important piece of work.

“We are pleased to have secured the services of Beca, GMD Consultants and Maximize Consultancy who have deep experience working alongside Te Ture Whaimana.”

The review is expected to take three years to complete.

Te Ture Whaimana is the primary direction setting document for the restoration and future health and wellbeing of the Waikato River and Waipā River and the catchment.