This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order, which comes into force on 7 September 2014, creates the Punakaiki Marine Reserve.
The Punakaiki Marine Reserve extends along approximately 11 km of the coastline near Paparoa National Park, between Perpendicular Point and Maher Swamp, and approximately 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) out from the shoreline. The reserve excludes 2 inshore areas in the vicinity of Pororari River and Punakaiki River/Razorback Point.
Clauses 5 to 10 contain conditions relating to—
the riding of quad bikes and horses:
the removal of beach stones, pounamu, non-living shell, and driftwood by the general public:
the removal of pounamu by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and members of Ngāi Tahu Whanui:
the continued operation of existing gold mining activity:
the use of the foreshore that is south of the coastal portion of the Punakaiki Scenic Reserve for certain farming activities:
the use of certain tools and machinery for the purpose of opening the outlet of Hibernia Creek.
Clause 11 provides that the creation of the Punakaiki Marine Reserve does not limit or affect the powers of any person under the Maritime Transport Act 1994 to take action in the reserve in response to a marine oil spill or a pollution incident or the risk of a marine oil spill or a pollution incident. This clause is to avoid doubt.
Regulatory impact statement
The Department of Conservation produced a regulatory impact statement on 4 August 2014 to help inform the decisions taken by the Government relating to the contents of this instrument.
A copy of this regulatory impact statement can be found at—
Date of notification in Gazette: 14 August 2014.
This order is administered by the Department of Conservation.