Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Māori values for land use planning

Motueka River. Image - Adrienne Farr


'Ka mau tonu ngā tāonga tapu o ngā matua tupuna
Koinei ngā tāonga i tuku iho, nā te Atua'

'Hold fast to the treasures of the ancestors
for they are the treasures that have been handed down to us by God'

'Kia whakatomuri te haere ki mua'
'To walk into the future our eyes must be fixed on the past'


  • Harmsworth G 2011. Resetting science and innovation for the next 20 years: Māori perspectives on the science and innovation system. New Zealand science review 68(1): 45-50.
  • Harmsworth G, Young RG, Walker D, Clapcott JE, James T 2011. Linkages between cultural and scientific indicators of river and stream health. New Zealand journal of marine and freshwater research 45(3): 423–436.
  • Allen W, Ataria JM, Apgar JM, Harmsworth G, Tremblay LA 2009. Kia pono te mahi putaiao - doing science in the right spirit. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 39(4): 239-242.
  • Jollands N, Harmsworth G 2007. Participation of indigenous groups in sustainable development monitoring: rationale and examples from New Zealand. Ecological economics 62(3-4): 716-726.
  • Harmsworth GR, Raynor B 2004. Cultural consideration in landslide risk perception. In: Glade T, Anderson M, Crozier MJ ed. Landslide hazard and risk. 7. Chichester, John Wiley. Pp. 219-249.
  • Harmsworth G 1997. Maori values for land-use planning. Broadsheet / New Zealand Association of Resource Management February 1997: 37-52.
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