Ethnodevelopment has been defined by the author as development in relation to a particular race of Humans. It is also development deemed appropriate by that particular race, initiated, controlled and implemented by them. Development is a concept which has multiple facets. The author has also defined development in Socio Economic terms. His concern is for the fundamental needs and rights of the human person. Development is discussed in greater depth in chapter two. The author maintains that there are fundamental issues for concern regarding amicable relationships between Te Iwi Maori and relevant Non Government Organisations in Aotearoa-New Zealand. He maintains that the current state of relations between these two groups will either enhance or destroy the future of this country. He hopes that this thesis will provide a basis for a new and reciprocating future. This thesis begins by describing the birth of the Māori Nation. The author discusses the origins of the Māori race and relevant recorded New Zealand history from a Māori perspective. He continues on to define both Ethnodevelopment and Development in relation to the Māori Nation of Aotearoa-New Zealand and describes the major players involved in this discussion. The Case Study focusses on the conflict which happened between Ngāti Porou and Environmental and Conservation Non Government Organisations of Aotearoa-New Zealand. The conclusion of this thesis proposes a framework and recommendations for those involved. Nguha Patuwai is of Ngātiporou and Waikato descent. He also has tribal affiliations to Ngāti Awa, Ngai te Rangi, Te Arawa and Ngāti Tūwharetoa. He is currently an Assistant Lecturer at Massey University's Albany Campus in the Department of Māori Studies. If communication is essential for crossing the barriers of cultural misunderstanding and inappropriate action, the written word can be used as a bridge for dissolving hurt and injustice. Finally, the author knowledges future Māori and Pākehā who may help in providing insights for both cultures.