in Treaty settlement
A new group called Te Tōpuni Kōkōrangi - half appointed by iwi and half by the Crown - will develop future management plans for Te Papakura o Taranaki (currently Egmont National Park).
Plans will then need joint approval from both the Minister of Conservation and another group, Te Tōpuni Ngarahu, made up of representatives from the eight iwi of Taranaki.
Co-governance of Taranaki Maunga has been hammered out between the Crown and iwi negotiators.
They agreed in 2017 that the mountain and ranges of the park would become a legal person, Te Kāhui Tupua, which would officially own itself.