after subdivision compromise
Hapū and iwi have been promised more influence in naming new roads in New Plymouth.
Ngāti te Whiti hapū had called on New Plymouth District Council to involve Māori when developments are first considered, saying their late involvement is leading to painful compromises.
The council's iwi committee promised officials would be instructed to change how they work so mana whenua are consulted from the start of resource consent processes.
Te Huinga Taumatua yesterday approved a name for a right-of-way in a small new subdivision, after a months-long process.