It is good practice to consult with local iwi early in your resource consent application, so that they can consider and let you know about any concerns. As a result, you may be able to manage their concerns with little or no change to your original proposal - saving you time, effort and money.
All the iwi of this region prefer you to contact them directly, either by phone or in person, rather than write them a letter. As with all consultation, the process can take some time, so don't leave it to the last minute.
Make sure you keep a written record of your consultation with iwi - you'll need to send it with your application to Greater Wellington.
In some circumstances, iwi may choose to recover the costs of consultation. To avoid confusion, ask about possible costs before you start.