February 26, 2020
Te Atiawa sets environmental expectations
Te Atiawa has lodged a 112-page environmental management plan with local authorities and the Department of Conservation, setting out its expectations for resource management within its rohe.
Te Kotahitanga o Te Atiawa chair Liana Poutu says Tai Whenua, Tai Tangata, Tai Ao was an expression of rangatiratanga and kaitiakitanga over the environmental and cultural resources within its rohe, which goes from Taranaki maunga to New Plymouth and along the coast to Motunui.
She says it’s not a substitute for face to face dialogue with iwi, hapū and whānau, but it should help authorities and others understand matters of significance to the iwi.
Under the Resource Management Act, local authorities must consider iwi planning documents when preparing or altering regional policy statements, regional plans and district plans.
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