Maori resource management values - Hurunui District Council

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Maori resource management values - Hurunui District Council

Issue 6 – Principles of the Treaty of WaitangiRecognition of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi is central to the manner in which theDistrict’s resources are to be managed. Section 8 of the Resource Management Act requires thatthe principles of the Treaty be taken into account in effecting the purpose of the Act. Theseprinciples are not explicitly defined in the Act; the nature of their implementation will vary dependingupon the special needs of the tangata whenua within each district. A key aspect though, is theconcept of a partnership between Pakeha and Maori and recognition of kawanatanga andrangatiratanga. The interpretation and understanding of these principles and the relationshipbetween the Treaty partners is one that is continually evolving within the District.Objective 6The recognition and implementation of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi in thesustainable management of the District’s natural and physical resources.PoliciesPolicy 6.1To promote awareness of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi amongst thoseresponsible for resource management in the District and within the communitygenerally.MethodsPolicy 6.1 shall be implemented through:– Consultation with local runanga– The provision of information and advice, including the development of a protocol for all Councilemployees which assists in the understanding of the principles of the Treaty of WaitangiExplanationConsultation with the local runanga on the principles of the Treaty will include the exchange ofsufficient information and the provision of enough time in which to achieve genuine results. In orderto ensure that the principles are generally understood by the community, awareness of the principlesof the Treaty will be promoted amongst agencies responsible for resource management in theDistrict, including the Council and the public.Policy 6.2To recognise the principle of partnership in decision-making on the use, developmentand protection of the District’s natural and physical resources.MethodsPolicy 6.2 shall be implemented through:– Consultation with a representative of the local runanga on a regular basis– Resource consent processes7/12/2006 Maori resource management values 035

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