Northland, New Zealand
Synergine partnered with the Haititaimarangai Marae Trust to construct a robust economic benefit analysis in response to a proposed tourism opportunity on the Karikari Peninsula. As part of the cultural impact assessment, this report acknowledged the spiritual and historical authority the Marae hold over the land as kaitiaki (or guardians) of the local area and was written in accordance with te ao Māori (the Māori worldview).
Following on from this Synergine was engaged to write a land use report for Te Puna Kokiri on behalf of the Marae, as well as creating the basis for a Sustainable Development Framework (SDF). This SDF considered development in the region from an in-depth analysis of the economic, environmental, social and cultural perspectives.
Synergine was able to draw on its experience with iwi and government (central and local) to create a sustainable and long-term growth strategy.