of interest are now being sought for people interested in contributing to
Southland and Te Ao Marama (the environmental arm of Ngai Tahu ki Murihiku) are
now seeking people to become members of the Regional Forum.
Southland Chairman Nicol Horrell said this is a great opportunity for our
community to contribute to the future of the region.
you are open-minded, can work as part of a team and are passionate about the
future of Southland and its communities then you are just the sort of person who
should apply to be part of the forum,” Chairman Horrell said. “The Regional
Forum will be a panel, made up of Southlanders who come together to advise us
on the methods to achieve what the community wants for our freshwater.”
this important role, they will play a key part in shaping how Southland’s water
resources are managed now and in the future, he said.
Ao Marama Kaupapa taiao manager Dean Whaanga said the Regional Forum needed to reflect
the diversity of all our communities in Southland.
also needs to have an urban/rural balance, broad geographic representation, and
will have a defined role for tangata whenua to reflect the principles of the
Treaty of Waitangi,” he said.
formation of the Regional Forum was an important step in the People, Water and
Land programme, which is about taking the next steps to improve Southland’s
water and land.
programme is a partnership and is part of building a more sustainable and
thriving Southland for everyone now and for future generations,” Dean Whaanga said.
Regional Forum members, once selected, will consider specific policies and
rules as well as on-ground initiatives for the changes needed to improve
Southland’s natural resources, and to ensure the Government’s requirements in
the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management are met.
of interest in becoming a member of the forum are now open.
Click here for more detail on
what’s involved and to apply.
Applications close on Friday 15 February 2019.