Fisheries (Declaration of Kahutara Mātaitai Reserve) Notice 2018

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Fisheries (Declaration of Kahutara 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 Kahutara 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 Declaration of mātaitai reserve

(1)

This notice declares that the area of South Island fisheries waters within the following lines, but excluding the area described by subclause (2), is a mātaitai reserve:

(a)

from the starting point at 42°25.740′S and 173°35.750′E (on the mean high-water mark); then

(b)

by a line in a generally north-westerly direction along the north-eastern boundary of the Kahutara River catchment until it intersects with the Inland Kaikoura Road; then

(c)

by a line in a generally south-westerly direction along the Inland Kaikoura Road until the Inland Kaikoura Road intersects with Blunts Road; then

(d)

by a line in a generally southerly direction along Blunts Road until Blunts Road intersects with the boundary of the Kahutara River catchment; then

(e)

by a line in a generally southerly, then south-westerly, then easterly direction along the western and southern boundaries of the Kahutara River catchment to a point at 42°26.180′S and 173°35.300′E (on the mean high-water mark); then

(f)

by a line in a generally northerly direction along the mean high-water mark to the starting point.

(2)

The excluded area (of approximately 0.036 km²) is within the following lines:

(a)

from the starting point at 42°25.451′S and 173°34.664′E; then

(b)

by a straight line in a north-easterly direction to 42°25.354′S and 173°34.719′E; then

(c)

by a straight line due east to 42°25.354′S and 173°34.806′E; then

(d)

by a straight line in a south-easterly direction to 42°25.450′S and 173°34.860′E; then

(e)

by a straight line in a westerly direction to the starting point.

(3)

The mātaitai reserve is to be known as Kahutara Mātaitai Reserve.

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.

The notice declares Kahutara Mātaitai Reserve, which is over the lower reaches of the Kahutara 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.