Hirini Matunga was the former Director of the Centre for Maori and Indigenous Planning and Development (Lincoln University), Senior Lecturer in Planning (University of Auckland), Senior Planner specialising in Maori Issues (Auckland Regional Council) and prior to that, the Ministry of Works and Development. He has also had extensive experience with iwi authorities and Maori organizations in Maori resource management and planning, and international indigenous groups in the area of indigenous cultural heritage management.
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- The Treaty of Waitangi and Auckland's water supply : implications for future development. Auckland, N.Z.: The Committee, 1988.
- Co-author G. H. Campbell.
- Local government : a Maori perspective : a report for the Maori Consultative Group on Local Government Reform. Auckland, N.Z.: H. Matunga, 1989.
- "Maori and Treaty of Waitangi issues." Planning Quarterly, n.97 (Mar 1990): 17-19.
- Maori participation in environmental mediation. Lincoln, N.Z.: Centre for Resource Management, Lincoln University, c1991.
- Co-author Carolyn Blackford.
- Proposed guidelines for local authority consultation with tangata whenua. Wellington N.Z.: Office of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, 1992.
- Proposed guidelines for local authority consultation with tangata whenua : background information. Wellington N.Z.: Office of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, 1992.
- "Benefits for both parties." Planning Quarterly, n.108 (Dec 1992): 7-9.
- Social, cultural and spiritual effects of hazardous substances and new organisms = Ka meataka a ka mea urearea me ka karara tauhou ki te taha Wairua, te Mauri, me te noho-a-iwi. Lincoln, N.Z.: Centre for Resource Management, Lincoln University, 1993.
- Co-author Carolyn Blackford.
- "Walking the talk." Planning Quarterly n.109 (Mar 1993): 4-6.
- "Māori participation in outdoor recreation, an exploration of the research and the issues." Outdoor recreation in New Zealand 1 (1995): 17-30.
- Māori recreation and conservation estate. Lincoln, N.Z.: Centre for Māori Studies and Research, Lincoln University, c1995.
- Strategic issues for the Auckland Regional Council : tangata whenua. Auckland, N.Z.: Dept. of Planning, University of Auckland, 1998.
- "Decolonising planning : the Treaty of Waitangi, the environment and a dual planning tradition." Environmental planning and management in New Zealand. Palmerston North, N.Z.: Dunmore Press, 2000.
- Whenua : managing our resources. Auckland, N.Z.: Reed, 2002.
- Co-author Merata Kawharu.
- "A value-based approach to Māori tourism : concepts and characteristics." Understanding the tourism host-guest encounter in New Zealand : foundations for adaptive planning and management. Ed. David G. Simmonsand John R. Fairweather. Christchurch N.Z.: EOS Ecology, c2005.
- Co-authors Frania Kanara-Zygadlo, Michael Shone and Alison McIntosh.
- "The concept of indigenous planning as a framework for social inclusion." Planning Quarterly n.161 (Jun 2006): 24-28.
- "Rethinking Maori Tourism." Cultural and heritage tourism in Asia and the Pacific. Ed. Bruce Prideaux, Dallen J. Timothy and Kaye Chon. London: Routledge, 2008.
- Co-authors Alison J. McIntosh and Frania Kanara Zygadlo