November Pānui, 2017


Taiao - Environment

Taiao - Environment

Kia ora Koutou,

This is our first pānui as providers of Taiao services to Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō. Ngāti Kuia is assisting the Rūnanga of Ngāti Apa in administering the Iwi consultation on environmental matters for a short term. The Environmental area influences what we can and can’t do through the Resource Management Act through the three Te Tauihu Councils -  heritage and archaeology matters through Heritage NZ and, conservation management and concessions through DOC. We also communicate with other government agencies such as NZPAM (Mining) and MPI (biosecurity).

For the next few months, we will be regularly checking proposals that may affect the Iwi and when required, making submissions, providing consultation or having discussions on policy matters that may affect the Iwi.

It is our pleasure to be able to provide this service to the Iwi while the greater direction and strategy on environmental matters is discussed and approved by governance.

We are located at 19 Kinross Street Blenheim with another contractor soon to be based in Nelson. We are looking forward to a workshop with the board in the near future to start prioritising the Taiao pou work for Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō for now and also planning for the future.

Nā māua

Julia and Raymond.

Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō - Taiao Services

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