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Land Notices
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Notification of Application of Overlay Classification and Protection Principles—Wharekauri Site 102

Pursuant to section 47(1)(a) of the Moriori Claims Settlement Act 2021, the Minister of Conservation hereby notifies that the area described in the Schedule hereto has been declared to be subject to an overlay classification by section 42 of the Act.

The provisions of the Act which relate to the overlay area are sections 42–55.

Pursuant to section 47(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, Moriori values related to Wharekauri site 102:

  1. Protection of all wāhi tchap’ (refer to wāhi tchap’ plan) within Wharekauri site 102;
  2. recognition of and respect for Moriori manawa, tchiekitanga, and tikane at Wharekauri site 102;
  3. accurate portrayal of the association of Moriori with Wharekauri site 102;
  4. protection of indigenous flora and fauna at Wharekauri site 102;
  5. respect for the Moriori relationship with indigenous flora and fauna species including those species traditionally harvested or used at Wharekauri site 102, consistent with the existing statutory framework; and
  6. recognition of the relationship of Moriori with the wāhi tchap’ and miheke (treasures/archaeological evidence) at Wharekauri site 102.

Wellington Land District—Chatham Islands Council


191.8850 Sections 1 and 2 Block II Rangitihi Survey District and Section 1 SO 36529.

as shown on Deed Plan OMCR-064-06.

Dated at Wellington this 16th day of March 2022.

Hon KIRI ALLAN, Minister of Conservation.