Fisheries (Declaration of Waikouaiti Mātaitai Reserve) Notice 2016

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Fisheries (Declaration of Waikouaiti 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 Waikouaiti 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 Waikouaiti Mātaitai Reserve) the area enclosed by a line—

(a)

commencing at a point on the mean high-water mark of the Waikouaiti sand spit at 45°38.32′S and 170°39.67′E; then

(b)

proceeding in a straight line in a southerly direction across the Waikouaiti River mouth to a point on the mean high-water mark at the northern end of Rona Street, at 45°38.51′S and 170°39.70′E; then

(c)

proceeding inland from these points along each side of the Waikouaiti River for approximately 10.4 kilometres to the confluence of the north and south branches of the Waikouaiti River; and

(d)

including approximately 0.4 kilometres of the south branch of the Waikouaiti River, from the confluence of the north and south branches of the Waikouaiti River to the westernmost point of the Waikouaiti Fishing Easement at 45°37.06′S and 170°35.26′E; and

(e)

including the Merton Tidal Arm; and

(f)

including the Merton Stream, to a point approximately 500 metres northeast of the intersection of State Highway 1 and Butters Road at 45°37.51′S and 170°37.47′E.

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 Waikouaiti Mātaitai Reserve). The reserve is located in South Island fisheries waters near Karitane, north of Dunedin. The tangata whenua of the area that includes the reserve are represented by Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki.

A mātaitai reserve is an identified traditional fishing ground managed by the tangata whenua through Tangata 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.