Pursuant to regulation 10 of the Fisheries (Kaimoana Customary Fishing) Regulations 1998, the Minister of Fisheries gives the following notice.
This notice is the Fisheries (Notification of Tāngata Kaitiaki/Tiaki for Area/Rohe Moana of Ngā Hapū o Aotea Moana – Okapu Marae) Notice 2020 (Notice No. MPI 1152).
This notice comes into force on 30 April 2020.
3. Customary Food Gathering Area/Rohe Moana
This notice applies to the customary food gathering area/rohe moana defined by clause 2(c) of the Fisheries (Kaimoana Customary Fishing) Notice, New Zealand Gazette, 8 March 2001, No. 25, page 575, which is an area from Matawha Point to Kahua Point and includes Aotea Harbour.
4. Tangata Whenua
The tangata whenua of the area/rohe moana are Ngā Hapū o Aotea Moana.
5. Appointment Cancelled
(1) The Minister of Fisheries has cancelled the appointment of Terewai Awhitu as a Tangata Kaitiaki/Tiaki for the area/rohe moana.
(2) The cancellation took effect at the end of 19 April 2020.
6. New Appointment
(1) The Minister of Fisheries has appointed Patrick Mahara as a Tangata Kaitiaki/Tiaki for the area/rohe moana.
(2) The appointment took effect on 20 April 2020.
Dated at Christchurch this 25th day of April 2020.
Hon STUART NASH, Director-General, Ministry for Primary Industries.
This note is not part of the notice, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This notice is made under the Fisheries (Kaimoana Customary Fishing) Regulations 1998 (“regulations”). It comes into force on 30 April 2020.
The notice relates to a customary food gathering area/rohe moana of the tangata whenua represented by Ngā Hapū o Aotea Moana. The area/rohe moana is an area on the west coast of the North Island, from Matawha Point to Kahua Point and includes Aotea Harbour.
Notice is given of the cancellation of the appointment of a Tangata Kaitiaki/Tiaki for the area/rohe moana, and the appointment of a replacement. The Minister of Fisheries cancelled the appointment and made the replacement at the request of Okapu Marae.
The powers of Tāngata Kaitiaki/Tiaki are set out in the regulations.
Date of notification in the New Zealand Gazette: 30 April 20202.
This notice is administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries.