Pursuant to section 52(1)(a) of the Tapuika Claims Settlement Act 2014 ("Settlement Act 2014"), the Minister of Conservation hereby notifies that the area described in the Schedule hereto has been declared to be subject to an overlay classification known as Whenua Rahui Area as determined by section 47 of the Settlement Act 2014.
The provisions of the Settlement Act 2014 which relate to the Whenua Rahui Area are sections 47-55.
Pursuant to section 49 of the Settlement Act 2014, the Minister hereby notifies that the following Protection Principles are directed at the Minister avoiding harm to, or the diminishing of, Tapuika values in relation to Opoutihi:
(a) protection of noho kainga / pa sites, indigenous flora and fauna and the wider environment in relation to Opoutihi;
(b) recognition of the mana, kaitiakitanga and tikanga of Tapuika in relation to Opoutihi;
(c) respect for Tapuika tikanga with regards to Opoutihi;
(d) encouragement of respect for the association of Tapuika with Opoutihi;
(e) accurate portrayal of the association of Tapuika with Opoutihi; and
(f) recognition of the relationship of Tapuika with wahi tapu and wahi whakahirahira.
South Auckland Land District-Western Bay of Plenty
Opoutihi as shown on plan OTS-209-13 being part Lot 1 DPS 59886.
Dated at Wellington this 23rd day of June 2014.
HON DR NICK SMITH, Minister of Conservation.