Fisheries (Declaration of Oaro Mātaitai Reserve) Notice 2018

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Fisheries (Declaration of Oaro Mātaitai Reserve) Notice 2018

Pursuant to regulation 20 of the Fisheries (South Island Customary Fishing) Regulations 1999, the Minister of Fisheries gives the following notice after complying with regulations 18 to 20 of those regulations.

Notice

1 Title

This notice is the Fisheries (Declaration of Oaro Mātaitai Reserve) Notice 2018.

2 Commencement

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

3 Interpretation

In this notice, unless the context otherwise requires, Oaro Mātaitai means the mātaitai reserve declared by section 22 of the Kaikōura (Te Tai o Marokura) Marine Management Act 2014.

4 Declaration of mātaitai reserve

(1)

This notice declares that the area of South Island fisheries waters within the following lines is a mātaitai reserve, by extending the area of Oaro Mātaitai:

(a)

commencing at a point on the mean high-water mark north of the mouth of the Oaro River (at 42°30.80′S and 173°30.42′E); then

(b)

proceeding due east to a point offshore (at 42°30.80′S and 173°30.60′E); then

(c)

proceeding due south to a point offshore (at 42°31.20′S and 173°30.60′E); then

(d)

proceeding due west to a point on the mean high-water mark (at 42°31.20′S and 173°30.30′E); and

(e)

extending inland from the points defined in clauses (a) and (d) to include the South Island fisheries waters of—

(i)

the Oaro Lagoon; and

(ii)

the Kaka Mutu, Te Moto Moto, and Te Kahika Streams; and

(iii)

the lower reaches of the Oaro River to 42°29.680′S and 173°27.714′E.

(2)

The mātaitai reserve is to be known as Oaro Mātaitai Reserve (instead of Oaro Mātaitai).

Dated at Wellington this 18th day of August 2018.

Hon Stuart Nash,
Minister of Fisheries.

Explanatory note

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

This notice is given 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.

Clause 4(1) of the notice declares Oaro Mātaitai Reserve, by extending Oaro Mātaitai over the lower reaches of the Oaro River. Oaro Mātaitai was declared to be a mātaitai reserve by section 22 of the Kaikōura (Te Tai o Marokura) Marine Management Act 2014. Section 25 of the Act states that the mātaitai reserve declared by section 22 is to be treated as if it were declared by a notice in the Gazette given under regulation 20 of the regulations.

Clause 4(2) of this notice declares that the mātaitai reserve is to be known as Oaro Mātaitai Reserve. Oaro Mātaitai Reserve thus comprises the area formerly named Oaro Mātaitai and its extension to the South Island fisheries waters in the lower reaches of the Oaro River, south of Kaikoura.

The tangata whenua of the area that includes the mātaitai reserve are represented by Te Rūnanga o Kaikōura.

A mātaitai reserve is a traditional fishing ground for which Tāngata Tiaki/Kaitiaki are appointed under the regulations.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 12 September 2018.

This notice is administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries.