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Statutory Acknowledgements

Waitaha iwi updates

The Ngā Whakaaetanga-ā-Ture ki Te Taiao ā Toi (Statutory Acknowledgements in the Bay of Plenty) document is now updated to include the statutory acknowledgements for Waitaha iwi.

Replacement pages, additional inserts and guidance notes for incorporating them, have been mailed to persons and/or organisations recorded as holding copies of Ngā Whakaaetanga-ā-Ture ki Te Taiao ā Toi. If you hold a copy of the compendium document and were not sent copies of the new pages, please contact the Planning Administration Officer at the Bay of Plenty Regional Council.

Statutory acknowledgements for Ngāti Whare, Ngāti Manawa and Ngāti Mākino were added in December 2012.

Nga Whakaaetanga-a-Ture ki Te Taiao a Toi (Statutory Acknowledgements in the Bay of Plenty)

Ngā Whakaaetanga-ā-Ture ki Te Taiao ā Toi (Statutory Acknowledgements in the Bay of Plenty) is a compendium document to the operative Bay of Plenty Regional Policy Statement and regional plans and the proposed Bay of Plenty Regional Policy Statement.

Ngā Whakaaetanga-ā-Ture ki Te Taiao ā Toi incorporates statutory acknowledgements arising from Treaty of Waitangi settlement legislation with the Bay of Plenty region's iwi. Iwi that currently have statutory acknowledgements are Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Te Arawa, affiliate Te Arawa iwi and hapū, Ngāti Whare, Ngāti Manawa and Ngāti Makino.

A Statutory Acknowledgement is a formal acknowledgement by the Crown of the mana of tangata whenua over a specified area. It recognises the particular cultural, spiritual, historical and traditional association of iwi with the site, which is identified as a statutory area. The sites include Crown owned lands covering land, geographic features, lakes, rivers, wetlands and costal marine areas.

Under the Resource Management Act 1991 regional, city and district councils are required to include statutory acknowledgments in relevant district and regional plans and policy statements, and to have regard to them in resource consent decision making.

There is no submission process or public input to the compendium document.

The document is available printed ($12), electronically on CD or download from our website below. Contact the Regional Council if you want to purchase a printed document, or have a CD sent to you. Ngā Whakaaetanga-ā-Ture ki Te Taiao ā Toi can also be inspected between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday at Council's three public offices at:

  • Quay Street, Whakatane
  • 1125 Arawa Street, Rotorua
  • 6 Rata Street, Mt Maunganui

and at any public library or district and city council offices in the Bay of Plenty region.

Contact Details

  • Email: rps@boprc.govt.nz
  • Phone: 0800 884 880
  • Write to: Regional Policy Statement, Bay of Plenty Regional Council, PO Box 364, Whakatāne 3158