Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Ohiwa Harbour’s future in community’s hands

Ohiwa Harbour’s future in community’s hands


Many people have a
special relationship with Ohiwa Harbour, including Donna
Reid, pictured here with Christina and
Hone
Click to enlarge

Many people have a special relationship with Ohiwa Harbour, including Donna Reid, pictured here with Christina and Hone. A new strategy that will guide Ohiwa’s future is now open for submissions – so call Environment Bay of Plenty if you want to know more about it.

MEDIA RELEASE


Ohiwa Harbour’s future in community’s hands
For immediate release: Wednesday 18 October 2006

Ohiwa Harbour’s future is in your hands.

A document that will guide the harbour’s future will open for submissions soon. And the organisations that worked with the community to develop it need your feedback to make sure they have got it right.

The Draft Ohiwa Harbour Strategy is the result of an intensive series of discussions with the local community, and others. It was put together by Environment Bay of Plenty, Whakatane District Council, Opotiki District Council and local iwi.

The strategy sets out a vision for Ohiwa Harbour. It will be used to shape planning and management, which means “it is not just another piece of paper”, explains Environment Bay of Plenty councillor Malcolm Whitaker.

“This strategy needs to express the community’s vision for their harbour. It will have a significant impact on the area’s future, so it is extremely important that we get it right. To do this, we need people to read through it and give us their thoughts on it.”

Environment Bay of Plenty, the coordinating agency, is sending an information pack to every household in the Ohiwa Harbour catchment during the week starting Monday 23 October. Staff have scheduled two public information sessions and a hui for the next few weeks, and will attend the Ohope Craft Market on Saturday 4 November.

Mr Whitaker hopes residents will make the most of the opportunity. “The public forums will be quite informal – just drop in for a chat and we’ll go over the strategy’s main points with you. Or, if you live in the harbour area, you can read the information you receive in the mail and fill out the submission form in the pack.”

The Draft Ohiwa Harbour Strategy identifies issues, and key community values and aspirations. It recommends actions that will help take the harbour and its catchment “from where it is now to where people want it to be in future”.

Key issues include:

- Managing development

- Kaitiakitanga - iwi’s active engagement in resource management

- Protecting the health of the harbour and the waterways that run into it

- Kaimoana - safeguarding fisheries

- Recreation

The strategy promotes the integration of the wide variety of plans, processes and practices used by councils, government departments, local iwi, and other community members.

Submissions open on Monday 23 October and close on 15 December.

Please call Environment Bay of Plenty on 0800 ENV BOP (368 267) for a copy of the draft strategy or go to www.envbop.govt.nz. Copies of the strategy and information packs are available at various locations, including local libraries and district councils.

Public information sessions
Monday 30 October - any time 5-8pm - Ohiwa Family Holiday Park, Ohiwa Harbour Road
Saturday 4 November - Ohope Craft Market
Tuesday 14 November - any time 5-8pm - Port Ohope Yacht Club, Harbour Rd, Ohope
Sunday 19 November - 10am start - Roimata Marae, Kutarere

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>

ALSO:

Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news