Patuharakeke Te Iwi Trust Board aim to set up a self-sustaining Resource Management Unit in the near future.
At present much of the resource management work revolves around responding to resource consent applications and making submissions on local council or other government agency (eg. Department of Conservation, Ministry of Primary Industries) policy and plans.
The Board also has relationships and provides advice to a number of local industry players and developers (such as Refining NZ and Northport as well as local government and agencies). Key activities include carrying out Cultural Impact Assessments and cultural monitoring of heritage sites, mahinga kai and other sites of significance.