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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