Supplementary Order Paper No 173

No 173

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Waitakere Ranges Heritage Area Bill


Proposed amendments

Dr Pita Sharples, in Committee, to move the following amendments:

Part 2

Clause 23B

To add the following new paragraph (after line 10 on page 36):

  • (d) consult with tangata whenua, namely Ngati Whatua and Te Kawerau A Maki.

Clause 24

To omit subclause (1) and substitute the following subclauses (after line 7 on page 37):

  • (1) A deed of acknowledgement will acknowledge the particular historical, traditional, cultural or spiritual relationship of tangata whenua of the heritage area, namely Ngati Whatua and Te Kawerau A Maki, with any land in the heritage area.

  • (1A) Parties to a deed of acknowledgement will be the Crown or a local authority and tangata whenua of the heritage area.

  • (1B) A deed of acknowledgement will be entered into after consultation with, and with the agreement of, the parties to that deed.

To omit subclause (3)(a) and substitute the following subclause (after line 25 on page 37):

  • (a) records the Crown or relevant local authority’s acknowledgement referred to in subsection (1); and

New crossheading and clause 28AA

To insert the following new crossheading and clause after clause 28 (after line 2 on page 41):

Consultation processes with tangata whenua

28AA Consultation processes with tangata whenua
  • In addition to any specific opportunities for contribution identified in a deed of acknowledgment under section 24(3)(d), a local authority must establish and maintain processes to provide opportunities for Ngati Whatua and Te Kawerau A Maki to contribute to the decision-making processes of the local authority in their implementation of this Act.


Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the Waitakere Ranges Heritage Area Bill to solidify the requirement of consultation by the Crown or a local authority with tangata whenua, namely Ngati Whatua and Te Kawerau A Maki, in their implementation of this Act, and to ensure processes are established and maintained through which such consultation can occur.