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 Waiau Glacier Coast Marine Reserve.
The Waiau Glacier Coast Marine Reserve extends along approximately 11 km of the coastline near Westland Tai Poutini National Park between Kohuamarua Bluff and Omoeroa Bluff, including the lower reach of the Waiho River, and approximately 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) out from the shoreline.
Clauses 5 to 8 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.
Clause 9 provides that the creation of the Waiau Glacier Coast 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.