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Engaging with Iwi

We value our role in the community and local iwi as a major stakeholder in the port. Given the place of our seaport in Auckland city, we have developed a special relationship with Ngāti Whātua over time.

​We consult iwi over port projects and developments, from smaller-scale projects, like work around the location of Te Kawau's Rock (Britomart Point) to make it more accessible for the community, to larger port extension and reclamation works.

Our local iwi, Ngāti Whātua, also facilitates Māori ceremonies and protocols for our port, including; the blessing of vessels as they arrive in Auckland before they start service. The most recent blessing was of our new electric tugboat, Sparky, which arrived at the port in June 2022.

As we grow our network of freight hubs, we will grow our engagement with all tangata whenua as we develop relationships with iwi in these regions.