Fisheries (Declaration of Tuhawaiki Mātaitai Reserve) Notice 2016

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Fisheries (Declaration of Tuhawaiki Mātaitai Reserve) Notice 2016

Pursuant to regulation 20 of the Fisheries (South Island Customary Fishing) Regulations 1999, the Minister for Primary Industries, after complying with the requirements set out in regulations 18 and 19 of those regulations, gives the following notice.

Notice

1 Title

This notice is the Fisheries (Declaration of Tuhawaiki Mātaitai Reserve) Notice 2016.

2 Commencement

This notice comes into force on the 28th day after the date of its notification in the Gazette.

3 Declaration of mātaitai reserve

The Minister declares to be a mātaitai reserve (to be known as Tuhawaiki Mātaitai Reserve) the area enclosed by a line—

(a)

commencing at a point on the mean high-water mark approximately 500 metres north of Scarborough at 44°25.45′S and 171°15.45′E; then

(b)

proceeding in a straight line in an easterly direction for approximately 1.4 kilometres to a point offshore at 44°25.47′S and 171°16.52′E; then

(c)

proceeding in a straight line in a southerly direction for approximately 1.8 kilometres to a point offshore at 44°26.44′S and 171°16.49′E; then

(d)

proceeding in a straight line in a south-westerly direction for approximately 1.9 kilometres to a point offshore at 44°27.38′S and 171°15.86′E; then

(e)

proceeding in a straight line in a westerly direction for approximately 1.0 kilometres to a point on the mean high-water mark opposite the end of Lagoon Drive at 44°27.37′S and 171°15.02′E; then

(f)

proceeding in a generally northerly direction along the mean high-water mark to the point of commencement specified in paragraph (a).

Dated at Wellington this 18th day of June 2016.

Hon Nathan Guy,
Minister for Primary Industries.

Explanatory note

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

This notice is made under the Fisheries (South Island Customary Fishing) Regulations 1999 (the regulations). It comes into force on the 28th day after the date of its notification in the Gazette.

This notice declares the area described in clause 3 to be a mātaitai reserve (to be known as Tuhawaiki Mātaitai Reserve). The reserve is located in South Island fisheries waters to the south of Timaru. The tangata whenua of the area that includes the reserve are represented by Te Rūnanga o Arowhenua.

A mātaitai reserve is an identified traditional fishing ground managed by the tangata whenua through Tāngata Tiaki/Kaitiaki. Commercial fishing is generally prohibited in a mātaitai reserve (with exceptions specified in regulation 24 of the regulations).

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 23 June 2016.

This notice is administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries.