Notice Type
Land Notices
Notice Title

Notification of Application of Overlay Classification and Protection Principles—Manauea / Ocean Mail Scenic Reserve

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 Manauea / Ocean Mail Scenic Reserve:

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

Wellington Land District—Chatham Islands Council


831.1510 Wharekauri 1G10B2 Block. All record of title WN547/188 for the fee simple estate. 

as shown on Deed Plan OMCR-064-01.

Dated at Wellington this 16th day of March 2022.

Hon KIRI ALLAN, Minister of Conservation.