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Land Notices
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Notification of Application of Overlay Classification and Protection Principles—Heaphy Track (Northern Portion)

Pursuant to section 62(1)(a) of the Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō, Ngāti Kuia, and Rangitāne o Wairau Claims Settlement Act 2014 (the Act”), 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 Heaphy Track (northern portion) by section 54 of the Act.

The provisions of the Act which relate to Heaphy Track (northern portion) overlay classification are sections 53–71.

Pursuant to section 62(1)(b) of the Act, the Minister hereby notifies that the following protection principles are directed at the Minister of Conservation avoiding harm to, or the diminishing of, the Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō values related to Heaphy Track (northern portion):

  1. Protection of wāhi tapu, indigenous flora and fauna and the wider environment of the Heaphy Track;
  2. recognition of the distinct Ngāti Apa mana, kaitiakitanga and tikanga within the Heaphy Track;
  3. respect for the distinct Ngāti Apa tikanga and kaitiakitanga within the Heaphy Track;
  4. encouragement of recognition and respect for Ngāti Apa’s particular association with the Heaphy Track;
  5. accurate portrayal of the separate and distinct association and kaitiakitanga relationship of Ngāti Apa with the Heaphy Track; and
  6. respect for and recognition of the distinct relationship of Ngāti Apa with the wāhi tapu and wāhi whakahirahira.

Nelson Land District—Buller District/Tasman District



Heaphy Track (northern portion) on plan OTS-099-67.

Dated at Wellington this 21st day of January 2015.

Hon MAGGIE BARRY, onzm, Minister of Conservation.

(DOC TWS-04-35 CNSS-1)