Pursuant to Regulation 23 of the Fisheries (Kaimoana Customary Fishing) Regulations 1998, the Minister of Fisheries gives the following notice after complying with Regulations 19–23 of those Regulations.
This notice is the Fisheries (Declaration of Te Kopa o Rongokānapa Mātaitai Reserve) Notice 2020.
This notice comes into force on the date specified in the Fisheries (Notification of Te Kopa o Rongokānapa Mātaitai Reserve and Tāngata Kaitiaki/Tiaki) Notice 2020 (Notice No. MPI 1133).
3. Declaration of Mātaitai Reserve
(1) This notice declares that an area is a mātaitai reserve.
(2) The mātaitai reserve is to be known as Te Kopa o Rongokānapa Mātaitai Reserve.
(3) The area of the mātaitai reserve is the area of fisheries waters within the following lines:
- from the starting point on the mean high-water mark at 37°37.150′S and 177°56.770′E (near the Mangatoetoe stream mouth); then
- by a straight line in a due north direction to a point approximately six nautical miles offshore at 37°31.143′S and 177°56.770′E; then
- proceeding in a generally easterly direction by a line, each point of which is two nautical miles from the mean high-water mark, to a point offshore at 37°30.533′S and 178°05.262′E; then
- by a straight line in a due south direction to a point on the mean high-water mark at 37°32.580′S and 178°05.262′E; then
- by a line proceeding in a generally south-westerly direction along the mean high-water mark to the starting point.
Dated at Wellington this 23rd day of March 2020.
Hon STUART NASH, Minister of Fisheries.
This note is not part of the notice, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
The notice declares Te Kopa o Rongokānapa Mātaitai Reserve, which is between the Mangatoetoe stream mouth and Potikirua Point, in the eastern Bay of Plenty. The tangata whenua of the area that includes the mātaitai reserve are represented by Te Whanau a Kauaetangohia hapū.
A mātaitai reserve is a traditional fishing ground for which Tāngata Kaitiaki/Tiaki are appointed under the regulations.
This notice is administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries.