Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Iwi facilitation helpful, but misses the point

Iwi facilitation helpful, but misses the point

We welcome today's assurance from Auckland Council planners that they will provide a facilitator to contact iwi on behalf of resource consent applicants who might need a Cultural Impact Assessment (CIA) from iwi, but such assurance still misses the point, says the Employers and Manufacturers Association Northern (EMA).

Chief executive Kim Campbell says, "We repeat our dismay at discovering the CIA process actually operating after finding it buried, without public consultation, within the second version of the Unitary Plan (the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan, in effect since last September).

"The CIA process has far-reaching implications for developing private buildings and public infrastructure in Auckland.

"Because of the extent of the implications, the much-needed clarification on how CIAs work needs to be dealt with in a thorough and measured way.

"It's great that Council is now saying it will clarify a map of iwi and hapu boundaries and will clarify when a resource consent applicant might also need a CIA.

"But this addition to resource management consenting, even if just for Auckland, is a major matter for discussion outside the Unitary Plan.

"The addition of CIAs to already-complex and highly regulated resource consenting provides massive uncertainty and confusion.

"I want to stress here that business embraces change and respects tikanga.

"However, the CIA system needed to be sorted out and transparent before resource applicants could be expected to abide by it," Mr Campbell says.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Trade Plans: Prime Minister's Speech To International Business Forum

"The work to improve public services, build infrastructure, and solve social problems is possible only because we have enjoyed sustained, solid economic growth. A big reason for that is the Government’s consistent agenda of economic reform, and our determination to open up more opportunities for trade with the world." More>>

ALSO:

Media: TVNZ Flags Job Cuts To Arrest Profit Decline

Chief executive Kevin Kenrick said the changes were aimed at creating "a sustainable future video content business for TVNZ in an ever-changing media market." More>>

ALSO:

Reserve Bank: Wheeler Keeps OCR At 1.75%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate unchanged at 1.75 percent, as expected, and reiterated his view that the benchmark rate doesn't need shifting for the foreseeable future. More>>

ALSO:

f work for Pumpkin Patch staff

Retail: Pumpkin Patch Brand, IP Sold To Catch Group

The receivers of failed children's clothing retailer Pumpkin Patch have confirmed that the company's brand and intellectual property have been sold to Australian online retailer Catch Group. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news