We have started a project to develop the Te Hiku Conservation Management Strategy (CMS). The CMS forms a significant part of the cultural redress in the Treaty Settlements of:
- Ngāti Kuri
- Te Aupōuri
- Ngāi Takoto, and
- Te Rarawa
We'll refer to these collectively as Te Hiku o Te Ika iwi (Te Hiku iwi).
The CMS applies to an area defined in Treaty Settlements as Te Korowai area, which extends from the Hokianga Harbour and Mangonui northwards.
What happens next
- Working group develop the draft CMS.
- We engage with tangata whenua, whānau, hapū, iwi and key stakeholders on the initial draft.
- Notification of draft CMS for public feedback and submissions.
- Once submissions have closed we’ll hold hearings for anyone who would like to speak to their submission.
- We’ll revise the draft based on submissions and hearings.
- Submitters will receive feedback about how we responded to their submission.
- We’ll send the revised draft CMS to the Te Hiku Conservation Board for its consideration.
- The revised draft CMS, including revisions from the Conservation Board, will then be presented to the New Zealand Conservation Authority (NZCA) for their approval.
- Once the NZCA has approved the strategy, it will be published and it becomes operative.
How to get involved
If you would like to be notified as the drafting progresses, please send us your name and contact details.
Once a draft CMS is complete and notified, the public will be invited to make formal submissions. Every person who makes a submission can ask to be heard in support of that submission.
We plan to start planning for public consultation towards the end of 2021.
If you have questions about the Te Hiku CMS project, contact us.