'Te One Haumako' means the fertile soil, a reference to the fertile forest floor, which is home to many different organisms and nutrients all contributing to the health of the wider forest. New growth begins from the fertile base and breaks forth into the next generation of life within Te Wao Nui. In the same way that the forest's fertile soils allow for change and development, so too do the items within this section. Implementation, monitoring, reviews and milestones are all the instigators of change, growth and development, and make the platform for our trees – or Places – to continue to grow tall and strong. This will in turn create a healthy and lush forest – the forest of Paparoa National Park.
Implementation, monitoring, reporting and milestones
Te whakatinanatanga, te aroturuki, te arotake
The Department uses many tools to implement national park management plans, including:
- the Department's business planning processes, where decisions are made about priorities and resourcing for departmental activities;
- advocacy for national park values;
- working alongside Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu;
- working alongside West Coast Tai Poutini Conservation Board;
- working with others; and
- decisions on concessions and other authorisations.
Monitoring implementation of this Plan assists in determining the success of its provisions. The Department reports regularly to the West Coast Tai Poutini Conservation Board, Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu on priorities for implementing this Plan, and reports annually to them on progress in achieving the milestones. The Conservation Board, in turn, reports annually to the New Zealand Conservation Authority. Additional monitoring is identified in the Department's Statement of Intent and annual reports.
This Plan has effect from the time of approval by the New Zealand Conservation Authority until it is formally amended or reviewed in full or in part. It sets out the way in which Paparoa National Park will be managed on behalf of the New Zealand public. The planning and consultation process provides the only opportunity for the proposals in the Plan to be tested openly and widely, not only by those with a direct interest.
Amendments or partial reviews of the Plan may occur during its life, where necessitated by changing circumstances or increased knowledge, following the consultation processes set out in the Act. Minor updates may be made to the electronic version of the Plan with the approval of the New Zealand Conservation Authority where these do not materially affect the objectives or policies of the Plan or the public interest in the area concerned. Amendments necessitated by changes to legislation may also be made.
Table 11: Implementation, monitoring, reporting and milestones
- To report at least annually to the West Coast Tai Poutini Conservation Board, Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu on progress in achieving the milestones of the Paparoa National Park Management Plan as a means of monitoring and reporting on the Plan's implementation.
- To identify at least annually in a report to the West Coast Tai Poutini Conservation Board, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae any additional priority ecosystem units and threatened and at-risk species identified in Paparoa National Park for which work programmes have been approved; and report progress thereafter in meeting outputs identified in the work programme.
- To consult the West Coast Tai Poutini Conservation Board, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae on all proposals for accommodation and related facilities provided by the Department or others for public or departmental use, including any replacement, additions and extensions, and any proposal where public access will be affected.
- To seek the agreement of the West Coast Tai Poutini Conservation Board, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae when the Department considers that an amendment or partial review of the Plan is necessary.
- To notify for public submission any proposed amendments to or reviews of the Park's management that materially affect the objectives or policies of the Plan, or the public interest in Paparoa National Park.
- To notify for public submission any proposed amendments to or reviews of the Plan initiated by the Minister when s/he has declined an application for a concession under section 17W(4) of the Conservation Act 1987.
- To seek the approval of the New Zealand Conservation Authority, on the recommendation of the West Coast Tai Poutini Conservation Board, to any amendments to the Plan to correct a factual error, reflect changes in legislation, update information about Paparoa National Park, or provide clarification of a policy without altering its intent.
- To amend the electronic version of the Plan on the Department's website within one month of any amendment or partial review being approved and promote use of the electronic version of the Plan by all users.
- To promulgate any new bylaws or amend any existing bylaws within 3 years of the approval of this Plan.
- To provide a process whereby consideration is given to the continued effectiveness of the Paparoa National Park Management Plan which allows for partial or full reviews to be recommended.
Achieved by the end of Year 3 (2019)
1. Annual public reporting on the effectiveness of the Paparoa National Park Management Plan meeting the principles of the National Parks Act 1980 and General Policy for National Parks 2005, including, but not limited to, climate change, effects of authorisations, tourism and changing user trends, changes in pest control and other technologies used in Park management.
2. An investigation into the rationalisation of existing Paparoa National Park boundaries and addition of other areas with National Park values, and where necessary reclassification, has been initiated.
Achieved by the end of Year 5 (2021)
3. The recommendations of the investigation into the rationalisation of existing Paparoa National Park boundaries and other areas with national park values are being implemented, if required. See the following sections of this Plan for Milestones:
- 1.5 A Living Treaty partnership;
- 2.1 Natural values;
- 2.2 Historic values;
- 2.3 Recreation values;
- 2.4 Engagement values;
- 4. Nīkau Place;
- 5. Tī Kōuka Place;
- 6. Mānuka Place; and
- 7. Horoeka Place.