Manatū mō te Taiao – Hui ā Rohe
Te toto o te tangata, he kai; te oranga o the tangata, he whenua
While food is the blood of man, the health and wellbeing of man is the land
Our towns, cities and rural areas, and our rivers, lakes and landscapes are where we live, work and play. They are part of our identity and way of life – he taonga tuku iho. The Government is proposing changes to rules and regulations to protect te taiao and transition to a sustainable, low-emissions future. These changes aim to support decisions and actions by us all – whānau, hapū, iwi/Māori, communities, business, the agriculture and forest sectors and local and central government. The kaupapa affected by the proposed new rules and regulations are:
• Essential Freshwater Programme
• Reform of the resource management system
• Urban Development
• Highly Productive Land
• Product Stewardship
• Hazardous substances
• Climate change.
Hui with iwi/Māori will be held throughout the month of September across the motu. These hui will provide an opportunity to kōrero with you and receive your advice and guidance. For more information on the policy areas being discussed, see the attached summaries.
Hui will be held with iwi/Māori in the following locations on the following dates.
11:30am – 2:30pm
Wairoa Yacht Club
10:30am – 1:30pm
East Pier Hotel
1pm - 4pm
If you have any questions or queries please contact me.
Shadrach Rolleston – Principal Analyst Water Maori Rights and Interest
Ministry for the Environment – Manatū Mō Te Taiao
Mobile: 021 110 5811 Website: www.mfe.govt.nz<http://www.mfe.govt.nz/>
Environment House, 23 Kate Sheppard Place, Thorndon, PO Box 10362, Wellington 6143