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

 


Tukituki Catchment Proposal –Board of Inquiry Hearing

Day 25 - Tukituki Catchment Proposal –Board of Inquiry Hearing

The independent Board of Inquiry set up to consider the resource consents for the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme, along with the Tukituki Plan Change, resumed hearings after the Christmas break at Matahiwi Marae on Wednesday 15 January 2014.

After a powhiri the hearing began in the wharenui.

Opening submission from Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated and others

Counsel for Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated told the board the submissions are filed on behalf of Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated (NKII), Te Taiwehenua o Heretaunga, Ngati Hawea ki Matahiwi Marae, Waimarama Marae, Kohupatiki Marae, Waipatu Marae, Ruahapia, Ngai Te Upokoiri ki Omahu Marae.

He told the board the parties believe there has been a lack of consultation with NKII and the marae and hapu in the lower Tukituki Catchment. He said they feel there is insufficient evidence to show Tukituki Plan Change 6 will enhance and protect the Tukituki River does not contain specific conditions to monitor cultural values or provision to exercise their kaitiakitanga obligations. He said it also does not include mitigation and offsetting of the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme on Lower Tukituki River.

Moana Jackson told the board of the history and traditions of the Tukituki River and the relationships hapu have with it. He said the river is their lifeblood and the health and wellbeing of the river is linked to the health and wellbeing of the people. He said all Maori along the length of the Tukituki River should be consulted about the Tukituki Catchment Proposal.

Matahiwi Marae Chairperson Tom Mulligan told the board Matahiwi Marae is concerned the Tukituki River will be adversely affected by the Tukituki Catchment Proposal. He believes there has been a lack of consultation and information. He wants the board to be confident when it makes its decision that the native fishery won’t be degraded further and if possible enhanced. He said they are not against water storage but want to ensure the consequences don’t hurt them or the river.

Nga Hapu o Waimarama representative Bayden Barber and Operation Patiki Founding Chairperson and Kohupatiki Marae Chairperson Margaret Akata McGuire both told the board they have not been consulted and are concerned the scheme will negatively impact on the headwaters of the Tukituki River and coastline.

To read daily transcripts from the hearing follow this link:

http://www.epa.govt.nz/Resource-management/Tukituki/Hearing/hearing-proceedings/Pages/Hearing%20transcript%20and%20proceedings.aspx


ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

  • Week in Parliament 22-05-15
  • Saturday Sitting
  • House Rises At Midnight
  • Telco Levy Bill Passes
  • Telco Levy Bill Completes First Reading
  • Social Housing Bill Passes Under Urgency

  • TPPA: University Of Auckland Warns Of Negative TPP Impact

    The University of Auckland May 20, 2015 University of Auckland Warns of Negative TPP Impact With the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiation drawing to a close, the University of Auckland has expressed serious concerns about its potential implications. ... More>>

    NZ Flag: Flag Referendum Gets Hit Hard In New Poll

    The latest Campbell Live text poll confirms it is time for the Prime Minister to listen to the public and shelve his flag referendum, says the New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters. More>>

    Gordon Campbell: The Government’s Belated Moves On Property Speculation

    Is it a property tax on capital gains or a capital gains tax on property? The Jesuitical distinctions in the government’s spin about its latest moves on property speculators are all about whether the government can claim that it jumped, or confess that it ... More>>

    Grant Robertson:
    Key Can’t Just Be Prime Minister For Parnell

    John Key must show New Zealanders in next week’s Budget that he is more than the Prime Minister for Parnell, and is also the Prime Minister for Pine Hill, Putararu and Palmerston North, Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson says. In a ... More>>

    Labour Party: More Regional Jobs Go In Corrections Reshape

    News that 194 Corrections staff are to lose their jobs will have ramifications not only for them and their families but for the wider community, Labour’s Corrections spokesperson Kelvin Davis says. Prison units at Waikeria, Tongariro and Rimutaka ... More>>

    ALSO:

  • NZ First - Prison Job Losses to Send Money Offshore
  • TPPA: ‘Team Obama’ Regroups On Fast Track, Still Not Deliverable

    ‘After yesterday’s stinging and unexpected defeat for the Obama administration’s attempt to advance Fast Track legislation in the US Senate, Senate leaders have worked up a compromise they think will get them past this blockage’, according to Auckland ... More>>

    NZ Government: 5,500 More Doctors And Nurses In Our Hospitals

    Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a record number of doctors and nurses are working in District Health Boards across the country. More>>

    Controller and Auditor General: Katherine Rich Conflict of Interest Decision

    We are writing to you about a matter that has been raised with us by members of the public. More>>

    ALSO:


    Budget 2015: Andrew Little On The 2015 Budget

    Speaking to the Chamber of Commerce, the Labour opposition leader attacked the government’s approach to economic issues facing New Zealand. He said they have been “more than reckless in their complacency” and “the next week’s budget will do nothing ... More>>

    Defence Force: NZDF Building Partner Capacity Mission Personnel In Iraq

    NZDF Building Partner Capacity Mission Personnel in Iraq The New Zealand Defence Force Building Partner Capacity training mission contingent is in place at Taji Military Complex in Iraq. The Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant General Tim Keating says the ... More>>

    PM Press Conference: ACC Levy Cuts Announced

    In a press conference this afternoon in Wellington, ACC Minister Nikki Kaye proposed $500 million worth of ACC levy cuts. More>>

    Quakes: New Process For Red Zone Crown Offers

    Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced a process to give everyone a say on the Crown offers to owners of vacant, commercial/industrial and uninsured properties in the Residential Red Zone. More>>

    ALSO:

    Gordon Campbell: On The Battle Obama Is Waging Over The TPP

    For the past two and a half years, this column has been arguing that the fate of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal will hinge on whether US President Barack Obama can win Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) from Congress... Last week, the White House finally, finally unveiled a draft TPA Bill. More>>

    ALSO:


    Gordon Campbell: On lessons for Labour from the UK election
    If the polls were right – and the pollsters kept telling us how accurate they’d been in 2010, and even Nate Silver was getting the same results – there seemed no way that the British Labour Party could lose last Thursday’s British election. With Labour predicted to win around 270 seats and the Scottish National Party batting around 55-60 seats, Labour seemed to be home free. But…as we now know, things didn’t turn out that way. Labour ended up with 232 seats and the Conservatives swept back to power with an outright majority, after winning only a little more than a third ( 36.9%) of the votes cast.MORE >>
    Also.

  • NZ PM John Key - PM congratulates David Cameron after UK election
  • The Nation IV Transcript - Hack Attack author Nick Davies
  • Get More From Scoop

     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Regional
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news