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Mike George

Managing our maunga: A new era in paying respects to our mountains

Opinion

Managing our maunga: A new era in paying respects to our mountains

Mike George is the Kaiwhakahaere Whakapā Hononga (communications and partnerships manager) for the Tūpuna Maunga Authority and the communications manager for the co-governance unit at Auckland Council. Here, he reflects on the fact that the Tūpuna Maunga (ancestral mountains) or volcanic cones of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland are on the cusp of a significant shift in how they are understood and respected.