Whakakaupapatia e whakaahuatia

Events and Filming

Events on the maunga

If you are considering undertaking an event on one of the fourteen maunga, an event permit is required.

An “event” is defined as any organised gathering or activity on the maunga that has event-related infrastructure and/or more than 50 people participating. This includes community picnics and ceremonies.

To enquire about the event thresholds, permitting timeframes and fees, and to apply for an event permit, email us here.

The Tūpuna Maunga Authority is the decision-maker for all applications for events on the maunga.

Under the Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau Collective Redress Act, the Tūpuna Maunga Authority must, in making such decisions, have regard to:

  • the spiritual, ancestral, cultural, customary, and historical significance of the maunga to Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau; and
  • the maunga being held by Mana Whenua for the common benefit of Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau and the people of Auckland.

To respect these values, the potential impact of all proposed events on the Tūpuna Maunga will be considered by the Tūpuna Maunga Authority.


Filming on the maunga

All filming and commercial still photography on the maunga requires a permit from the Tūpuna Maunga Authority, regardless of nature, scale and location.

All initial enquiries about a filming or photography permits and fees, and permit applications are taken by ATEED. See Film in Auckland.