NIWA (National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research Ltd) is offering a boat trip to the whānau/Trustees to discuss, amongst other things, special areas of interest to Te Ātiawa, in preparation to support a potential mutual, cultural mapping project in the first half of 2022. NIWA has offered: • When: Mon 24/Tues 25 May 2021 • What: Opportunity to take up to three people (12 in total over the two days) per voyage – 2 voyages per day. Potentially up to 2-3 hours per voyage. Please note there will be three trained NIWA staff onboard. • Where: Kura te Au/Tōtaranui – agreed sites of importance or significance to Te Ātiawa. Time is tight and NIWA needs to know if we have anyone interested in joining them. If anyone is interested, they should contact Shappy (Ian Shapcott) by the 18th of May and let him know their availability / timing. (Shappy’s contact details: Ph: 03 573 5170 or 0800 284 292 and

Process & Questions

Process for Applications

  1. Research iwi planning document and online tools
  2. Prepare a draft application
  3. Determine extent of effects (less than minor, minor, more than minor)
  4. Consult with Te Ātiawa or mandated offices
  5. Modify the application as needed
  6. Lodge application with relevant Council
  7. Council assess the application for completeness
  8. Once complete, council decides whether to process with or without notification
  9. Further consultation, as needed
  10. Council determines the application

Questions to answer when drafting an application

  1. Which rohe cover the site where the activity is to be located? (see map)
  2. Is the activity within, adjacent to, or likely to directly affect a statutory acknowledgement area?
  3. Is the activity within a cultural area or sensitive area of Te Ātiawa?
  4. What matters of importance to Te Ātiawa are likely to be affect by the activity?
  5. What is the best way to avoid, remedy, or mitigate effects on Te Ātiawa values?
  6. How does the activity fit within Part 2 of the RMA?
  7. Is the activity consistent with the policies and objectives of Iwi and Council planning documents?