The Joint Management Agreement over the Waiapu Catchment, enables Council and Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou to jointly carry out the functions and duties under S36B of the Resource Management Act (RMA) and other legislation relating to all land and water resources within or affecting the Waiapu Catchment.
It builds on the work of the existing Waiapu Kōkā Hūhua partnership between the Council, Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou and the Ministry of Primary Industries to restore the Waiapu Catchment.
Council and Te Runanganui will make the following decisions jointly in accordance with this JMA:
- decisions on notified resource consent applications under section 104 of the RMA within the Waiapu catchment
- decisions on RMA planning documents under clause 10(1) of Schedule 1 of the RMA that affect the Waiapu catchment, including the Waiapu Catchment Plan
- decisions on private plan changes within or affecting the Waiapu Catchment