Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014

75 Proposals affecting wāhi tapu areas entered on New Zealand Heritage List/Rārangi Kōrero

(1)

Subsection (2) applies if Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga—

(a)

is advised by a local authority that it has received an application for a resource consent in respect of a wāhi tapu area entered on the New Zealand Heritage List/Rārangi Kōrero; or

(b)

is considering an application affecting a wāhi tapu area that is made under—

(i)

section 44 (applications for authorities); or

(ii)

section 56(1)(b) (applications for authorities to carry out exploratory investigations); or

(c)

proposes to take any action in respect of a wāhi tapu area.

(2)

Before Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga takes any action in respect of the application, it must—

(a)

refer the matter to the Council; and

(b)

consult, as the case may require,—

(i)

the local authorities that have jurisdiction in the relevant area:

(ii)

the applicant for the resource consent:

(iii)

the person who applied under section 68(1) for the wāhi tapu area to be entered on the New Zealand Heritage List/Rārangi Kōrero:

(iv)

the appropriate iwi or hapū.

(3)

Not later than 15 working days after receiving a reference from Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga under subsection (2)(a), the Council must advise Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga of any comment or recommendation it wishes to make on an application referred to it under this section.