To view the Provisional Determination of Te Ao Maori Hearing Panel – Chapter 4 - please click here
To view the Hearing Schedule please click here
To view the Horizons Regional Council: Officers Reports (including additional material presented at the hearing) please click here
To view the track changes documents for Chapter 4 please click here
To view the Submitters Expert Evidence please click here
To view an outline of the Chairpersons Opening Remarks for the Te Ao Maori hearing please click here
To view the questions from hearing panel for the Officer please click here
To view material which is relevant to all hearings please click here
To view the Chairperson's Directions and Requests, Minutes and other Communications please click here
Natural resources are considered to be living taonga by our Region’s hapu and iwi, as they share a spiritual and physical relationship with them.
We need to recognise and provide for Maori belief and environmental management systems when making decisions on resource use. This theme in the proposed One Plan identifies the values and resource management issues of importance to iwi of the Region. It sets the scene for expressing Maori concepts and beliefs within modern resource management practice.
There are at least 12 distinct iwi that identify with parts of the Horizons’ Region. Horizons’ role is to acknowledge and provide for the special relationship that these hapu and iwi have with our environment.
Environmental issues of concern to Maori are explicitly identified in the Te Ao Maori chapter of the proposed One Plan. Horizons’ response to these issues is tracked throughout the body of the plan, so that it is easy to see how these concerns are being addressed.