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Ngā Whakaaetanga ā Ture mō Te Tairāwhiti

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Statutory Acknowledgements

Ngā Whakaaetanga ā Ture mō Te Tairāwhiti incorporates statutory acknowledgements from Treaty of Waitangi settlement legislation within the Gisborne district.

In 2012 Ngati Porou was the first iwi in the Gisborne district to have their statutory acknowledgements recognised in this document.

Ngai Tāmanuhiri and Rongowhakaata updates

In 2013 sections were added to include Ngai Tāmanuhiri and Rongowhakaata.
The addendum document will be updated when required.  There is no submission process or public input to the addendum document.

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Statutory Acknowledgements for the Gisborne district

Gisborne District Council has given effect to the:

  • Ngāti Porou Claims Settlement Act 2012 
  • Ngai Tāmanuhiri Claims Settlement Act 2012
  • Rongowhakaata Claims Settlement Act 2012

by attaching information recording their collective statutory acknowledgements to Tairāwhiti Resource Management Plan

Statutory areas

Ngāti Porou statutory areas are:
  • Waiapu River and its tributaries upstream of the coastal marine area
  • Ūawa River and its tributaries upstream of the coastal marine area
  • Turanganui River and its tributaries (to the extent that this area is within the area of interest), upstream of the coastal marine area
  • Waimata River (as a tributary of the Turanganui River) to the extent that this area is within the area of interest), upstream of the coastal marine area.
Ngai Tāmanuhiri statutory areas are:
  • Ngai Tāmanuhiri coastal marine area; and
  • Part Waipaoa River (including Karaua Stream)
Rongowhakaata statutory areas are:
  • Turanganui River within Rongowhakaata area of interest
  • Taruheru River within Rongowhakaata area of interest
  • Waipaoa River (including Karaua Stream) within Rongowhakaata area of interest
  • Waimata River within Rongowhakaata area of interest
  • Hangaroa River within Rongowhakaata area of interest
  • Te Arai River within Rongowhakaata area of interest
  • Waikanae Creek within Rongowhakaata area of interest
  • Rongowhakaata coastal marine area within Rongowhakaata area of interest

What are statutory acknowledgements?

A Statutory Acknowledgement is a formal recognition by the Crown of the mana of tangata whenua over a specified area.  It recognises the particular cultural, spiritual, historical and traditional association of an iwi with the site, which is identified as a Statutory Area.

Statements of statutory acknowledgements are set out in Treaty of Waitangi settlement legislation.

Statutory Areas only relate to Crown-owned land and include areas of land, geographic features, lakes, rivers, wetlands, and coastal marine areas.

Gisborne District Council must have regard to statutory acknowledgements relating to a statutory area in deciding, under section 95E of the Resource Management Act 1991, whether the trustee is an affected person in respect of an application for a resource consent for an activity within, adjacent to, or that directly affects the statutory area.

For more information contact our policy planning team

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