We are passionate about finding solutions appropriate to our New Zealand cities.

 

 

 

This includes seeking a better understanding of how Maori cultural values might shape our cities. Director Tracy Ogden-Cork's Masters of Architecture thesis was on the subject of Towards a South Pacific Urbanism - Tikanga Maori and Urban Design in the context of Tamaki Makaurau - Auckland Region.

 

 

 

"The fabric of the Maori cultural landscape includes all physical and spiritual dimensions of whanau, hapu and iwi as expressed in our living environments - our whenua, kainga, whare and public spaces. Kaitiaki, designers and Territorial Authorities play a key role in the development, articulation and sustainability of cultural landscapes."  Te Aranga 2012

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Te Aranga -  Maori Cultural Landscape Strategy (2008)