December 2005
This is the first statutory joint management plan between the crown and Iwi. Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere is an important site to Ngāi Tahu.


This joint management plan contains long-term objectives and detailed policies and methods for effective integrated management of the Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere joint management plan area and the natural and historic resources within the area. The plan represents a coming together of the rangatiratanga of Ngai Tahu and the Kawanatanga of the Crown for the enhancement and protection of this taonga.

This is a statutory document and provides for the management of the above mentioned area in accordance with the Conservation General Policy (2005), the Canterbury Conservation Management Strategy (2000) and the relevant iwi management plans approved by Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu, including Te Whakatau Kaupapa - Canterbury (1990), Ngai Tahu Freshwater Policy (1999), Ngai Tahu 2025 (2001), and Te Taumutu Runanga Natural Resource Management Plan (2003), but does not override the provisions of the primary legislation.

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ISBN: 0-478-14059-2


For copies of the plan:

Jennifer Walsh
Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
P.O Box 13046
Ph + 64 3 366 43434

Ōtautahi / Christchurch Office
Phone:   +64 3 371 3700
Address:   Level 3
Grand Central
161 Cashel Street
Christchurch 8011
Postal Address:   Private Bag 4715
Christchurch Mail Centre
Christchurch 8140

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