Fisheries (Notification of Opihi Mātaitai Reserve and Tangata Tiaki/Kaitiaki) Notice 2014

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Fisheries (Notification of Opihi Mātaitai Reserve and Tangata Tiaki/Kaitiaki) Notice 2014

Pursuant to regulation 22 of the Fisheries (South Island Customary Fishing) Regulations 1999, the Director-General of the Ministry for Primary Industries gives the following notice.

Notice

1 Title
  • This notice is the Fisheries (Notification of Opihi Mātaitai Reserve and Tangata Tiaki/Kaitiaki) Notice 2014.

2 Commencement
  • This notice comes into force on the 28th day after the date of its notification in the Gazette (the commencement date).

3 Notification of Opihi Mātaitai Reserve
  • (1) A mātaitai reserve (to be known as the Opihi Mātaitai Reserve) has been declared under regulation 20 of the Fisheries (South Island Customary Fishing) Regulations 1999 over the following area:

    • (a) the Opihi Lagoon area (including Milford Lagoon, the creeks running into the northern edge of Milford Lagoon that are located east and south of Prattley Road and White Road, and the lower reaches of the Orakipaoa Creek from the western edge of Milford Lagoon west to where that creek meets Milford Lagoon Road):

    • (b) the main Opihi River from the Opihi Lagoon area described in paragraph (a) and continuing west past the confluence with the Tengawai River (Te Ana a Wai) to a point along the Opihi River that is approximately 700 metres due south of the end of Pearse Road, including the tributary that runs into the Opihi River near Waipopo Road:

    • (c) the Tengawai River from the confluence with the Opihi River near Pleasant Point west to the Tengawai Bridge:

    • (d) the Temuka River (Te Umu Kaha) from the confluence with the Opihi River west and north until it becomes the Haehae Te Moana River and the Waihi River at Oxford Cross Road, including segments of the 2 creeks nearest the Arowhenua Marae that run west from this section of the Temuka River until they meet with Epworth Road and Station Road:

    • (e) the Haehae Te Moana River (including the headwater stream at Te Awa) from where it becomes the Temuka River at Oxford Cross Road, north to the Toome Bridge:

    • (f) the rivers and streams (including the Waihi River and Dobies Stream) from Oxford Cross Road north within the boundaries of the Temuka–Orari Highway, Geraldine Road, and Hanging Rock Road.

    (2) The declaration of the reserve takes effect on the commencement date.

4 Notification of appointment of Tangata Tiaki/Kaitiaki
  • (1) The Minister for Primary Industries has appointed the following Tangata Tiaki/Kaitiaki for the Opihi Mātaitai Reserve, each for a term of 5 years:

    • (a) Karl Russell:

    • (b) Kevin Russell-Reihana:

    • (c) John Henry:

    • (d) Michael Anglem:

    • (e) Gwen Bower:

    • (f) Tairoa Benson:

    • (g) Craig Fowler:

    • (h) Brett Harris:

    • (i) Dick Weastell:

    • (j) Francese Home:

    • (k) Charles Rehe:

    • (l) Graham Waaka:

    • (m) Richard Hopkinson:

    • (n) Mokai Reihana:

    • (o) Rangi Timothy:

    • (p) Sula Timothy:

    • (q) Christine Todd.

    (2) The appointment of the Tangata Tiaki/Kaitiaki takes effect on the commencement date.

Dated at Wellington this 3rd day of July 2014.

Scott Gallacher,
for Director-General, Ministry for Primary Industries.


Explanatory note

This note is not part of the notice, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This notice, which comes into force on the 28th day after the date of its notification in the Gazette, is made under the Fisheries (South Island Customary Fishing) Regulations 1999 (the regulations). This notice states that a mātaitai reserve has been declared under regulation 20 of the regulations and describes the boundaries of the reserve, which is located in the Opihi River and adjoining waterways. This notice also names the Tangata Tiaki/Kaitiaki that have been appointed for the reserve.For further explanation of the general effect of the declaration of a mātaitai reserve, refer to the Fisheries (Declaration of Opihi Mātaitai Reserve) Notice 2014.


Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 10 July 2014.

This notice is administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries.