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LPC and Manawhenua

LPC places a high level of importance on constructive relationships with tangata whenua.


2014 Joint Statement – Lyttelton Port Company (LPC) and Te Hapu ō Ngāti Wheke

Whakaraupō is of immense cultural significance to Ngāi Tahu. Tangata Whenua associations with Whakaraupō extend over many centuries, and include three major streams of Māori – Waitaha, Ngāti Mamoe and in later generations, Ngāi Tahu. The rich resources of the harbour brought Māori to settle in this area, and today the harbour remains highly valued for mahinga kai. The mana moana (traditional authority) of Rāpaki Ngāi Tahu over this special place is inherited from the ancestors.

Just as the harbour drew Ngāi Tahu to settle in this place, its attractiveness as a port was recognised by 1849, with the first four ships of immigrants to the Canterbury settlement following shortly thereafter. Whakaraupō is now the largest deep water port in the South Island, providing significant economic benefit for the community and the region.

Lyttelton Port Company (LPC) and Te Hapu ō Ngāti Wheke share a long term interest in the future of Whakaraupō. We place a high level of importance on working together to fulfil our common responsibility as custodians and kaitiaki of the harbour.

We are committed to strengthening the partnership that already exists between us, and to enable future generations to realise the benefits of this partnership through the protection of Whakaraupō and its ability to provide for cultural, social and economic well-being.

LPC is entering a critical phase of port recovery and development. The Port Lyttelton Plan sets out the long term plans for the rebuild and expansion of the port. Our ability to work together to promote and protect the unique value of Whakaraupō as both a mahinga kai and a working Port is critical to the success of these endeavours.





June Swindells
Chair, Te Hapu ō Ngāti Wheke






Peter Davie
Chief Executive, Lyttelton Port Company

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Waterfront House, 37-39 Gladstone Quay, Lyttelton, 8082

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Private Bag 501, Lyttelton 8841, New Zealand

Phone: (+64 3) 328 8198
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