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Te Maru o Kaituna River Authority - About Us

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The Kaituna River and the Kaituna catchment are taonga (treasures) – valued for their clean water, healthy ecosystems, unique landscape, natural beauty, recreational and cultural values.

Have your say – kōrero mai

Submissions on the proposed document closed on 24 July, 2017. 62 submissions were received.

Te Maru o Kaituna River Authority will be hearing submitters on 11 and 15 August 2017 at the Te Puke War Memorial Hall. Submitters who have indicated that they wish to be heard have been contacted individually.

Copies of the original submissions, summaries of submissions and the hearing schedule are available to view. Please note the hearing schedule is subject to change.

What’s next?

  • 11 and 15 August 2017 – hearings
  • December 2017 – release of decisions
  • Early next year – final Kaituna River Document

You can view the steps we are taking to develop Kaituna he taonga tuku iho - a treasured gift to us.

Who is Te Maru o Kaituna River Authority?

Te Maru o Kaituna River Authority is the co-governance partnership set up by the Tapuika Claims Settlement Act 2014. We are made up of iwi representatives from Tapuika Iwi Authority Trust, Te Kapu Ō Waitaha, Te Pumautanga o Te Arawa Trust, Te Tāhuhu o Tawakeheimoa Trust and Te Komiti Nui o Ngāti Whakaue, and council representatives from the Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Rotorua Lakes Council, Western Bay of Plenty District Council and Tauranga City Council. It is a permanent joint committee of the four councils.

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Your Te Maru o Kaituna River Authority representatives are:

  Representative Alternate representative
Tapuika Iwi Authority Trust Dean Flavell (chairman) Dr Bryce Kihirini
Te Kapu Ō Waitaha/Tapuika Iwi Authority Trust Maru Tapsell TBA
Te Pumautanga o Te Arawa Trust Hakopa Paul Piki Thomas
Te Tāhuhu o Tawakeheimoa Trust – (Ngāti Rangiwewehi)  Rikihana Hancock TBA

Te Komiti Nui o Ngāti Whakaue

Maria Horne Raymond Pou Poasa
Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Cr Arapeta Tahana (Deputy Chairman)

Cr Jane Nees

Cr Matemoana McDonald
Rotorua Lakes Council Cr Tania Tapsell Mr Nick Chater
Western Bay of Plenty District Council Cr Kevin Marsh Cr John Scrimgeour
Tauranga City Council Cr Steve Morris Cr Terry Molloy

Te Maru o Kaituna River Authority Members February 2017

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Back row from left to right: Raymond Pou Poasa, Rikihana Hancock, Cr Kevin Marsh, Cr Steve Morris, Cr Mark Gould standing in for Cr Tania Tapsell, Cr John Scrimgeour.

Front row from left to right: Pia Callaghan, Maria Horne, Deputy Chairman - Cr Arapeta Tahana, Chairman - Dean Flavell, Cr Jane Nees, Maru Tapsell, Hohepa Maxwell

Members not present: Cr Tania Tapsell & Nick Chater, Cr Terry Molloy, Gina Mohi, Hakopa Paul and Piki Thomas

What do we do?

The purpose of Te Maru o Kaituna River Authority is to promote the restoration, protection and enhancement of the environmental, cultural and spiritual health and well-being of the Kaituna River. One of our key functions is to develop and approve the Kaituna River Document.

What have we done so far?

In September 2016, we invited the public to tell us what they thought about the draft vision, objectives and desired outcomes and held an information session in Te Puke for anyone who wanted to know more, and to tell us in person what they thought.

We heard from over 100 people who are keen to help us to protect the treasured Kaituna River by putting shared aspirations into the document. 

We incorporated this feedback into the proposed version of the document, which was open to the public for formal submissions.  Submissions closed on 24 July. 62 submissions were received. Hearings are being held on 11 and 15 August 2017.

Once approved, the management of the Kaituna will then require changes to Council (Regional, City and District) plans.

You can view the steps we have taken to develop Kaituna he taonga tuku iho - a treasured gift to us.

FAQs

Check out our FAQs for more information about Te Maru O Kaituna River Authority and the proposed document 

Resources  

News

Read the lastest media release here

If you would like to receive updates, please email info@kaituna.org.nz

Contact

We’d love to hear from you. Contact us at info@kaituna.org.nz or call Adam Fort or Clarke Koopu on 0800 884 880