Charter of Understanding
A Charter of Understanding – He Huaraki mō Ngā Uri Whakatupu – is in place between Invercargill City Council, Southland District Council, Gore District Council, Environment Southland, Clutha District Council, Queenstown Lakes District Council, Otago Regional Council and the four papatipu rūnanga in Murihiku.
The Charter is based on a co-management model, and is unique in the South Island. It sets out the basis and conduct of the councils and rūnanga in the context of the Local Government Act 2002 and Resource Management Act 1991, and provides the basis for Māori to contribute to the decision-making process via Te Rōpū Taiao.
Download the Charter of Understanding.
Te Rōpū Taiao
Te Rōpū Taiao is a joint management committee established in the 1990s to develop relationships between the local authorities and tangata whenua of Murihiku. The committee primarily deals with higher level decision making concerning environmental resource management within local government. The group, which meets four times a year, is made up of representatives from councils in Southland and Otago and the four papatipu rūnanga in Murihiku.
Iwi Management Plan - Te Tangi a Tauira
The Plan provides a living, working document that assists Ngāi Tahu ki Murihiku to effectively participate in natural resource and environmental policy and planning. It enables council to ensure iwi issues and policies are provided for in planning documents and determines the nature and extent of consultation required, with respect to specific activities or areas of importance.
Download Te Tangi a Tauira - The Cry of the People.
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