Take note that Taranaki Iwi have applied to the High Court under the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011 for orders recognising customary marine title and protected customary rights in the area comprising all the common marine and coastal area seaward (to the outer limits of the terriotrial sea) from Paritutu (in the north) to Rawa o Turi (in the south).
A map of the application area can be found at: www.taranaki.iwi.nz. It is proposed that Te Kāhui o Taranaki be the holder of the orders. The protected customary rights sought are: the exercise of kaitiakitanga; rāhui; the use of tauranga waka (landing, launching, anchoring and mooring vessels); the use of tauranga ika (anchoring and mooring vessels for fishing purposes); whare waka/boat sheds; the extraction and use of: sand, peat, shingle, aggregate, rocks, stone, driftwood, ochre, saltwater, pingao and harakeke; māra mataitai / non-commerical aquaculture; and using the specified area, including the natural and physical resources within it, for ceremonies associated with burial, baptism and rongoā.
A copy of the application can be obtained from the High Court in Wellington (ph 04 914-3600, email WellingtonHC@justice.govt.nz, quote CIV-2017- 485-212).
A notice of appearance in support of, or in opposition to, the application must be filed with the High Court in Wellington (SX11199, Wellington) by 29th May 2017.