Manaaki whenua, manaaki tangata, haere whakamua. Care for the land, care for the people, progress into the future.
Te Tapatoru ā Toi is a new approach to bicultural partnership in the management of Moutohorā Wildlife Management Reserve and Ōhope and Tauwhare Pā scenic reserves.
As part of the Ngāti Awa settlement, the Ngāti Awa Claims Settlement Act 2005 required the Minister of Conservation to delegate certain reserve management powers in order to recognise Ngāti Awa values and relationships with three places:
Subpart 5 of the Act established a joint management committee representing the Crown, Ngāti Awa and the community. This committee, called Te Tapatoru ā Toi, is vested with management responsibilities for Te Tapui Tokotoru (the collective name of the three reserves). The settlement legislation creates strategic management oversight and a number of decision-making functions for Te Tapatoru ā Toi. It has been constituted to provide leadership and direction for the future conservation of Moutohorā, Ōhope and Tauwhare Pā reserves.
The membership includes:
The inaugural members of Te Tapatoru ā Toi were appointed by the Minister on 1 November 2005 (NZ Gazette 2005/5132) for a term of five years.
Read more about Te Tapatoru ā Toi by visitng the Department of Conservation web site.
Table of Contents, Foreword, Chairman's Report Commissioner's Report
Vision and Objectives
Powers of the Committee
Meetings during the year
Business Planning 2010-2011
Outlook for the future
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