Now 550+ legal claims on New Zealand coast and seas by Maori organizations

I got an email about the large number(~55) of these Public Notices in the NZ Herald relating to coastal land under the NZ Resource Management Act (RMA). My understanding is that if say a mineral explorer – Kiwi Coast Minerals (KCM) – wants to explore for say beach sands – in addition to complying with the RMA they would have to negotiate with local councils – who may have unelected Maori members. I am not sure if there is a further RMA process where KCM may be obliged to negotiate with Maori land organizations, such as those lodging the 55 advertisements. I have kept some pages of adverts offline. Also here are 3 examples of the full text of adverts

WHANAU A KAUWHAKATUAKANA MARINE AND COASTAL AREA
(TAKUTAI MOANA) ACT 2011 APPLICATION In accordance with the provisions of the Marine and Coastal Area Act 2011, all interested parties are hereby notified that on 3 April 2017, ROBERT SINCLAIR filed an application with the High Court on behalf of Whanau A Kauwhakatuakina, for Customary Marine Title and Protected Customary Rights Orders. The Customary Marine Title application relates to a marine and coastal area that is MATAKAOA POINT south east to TE WHARENAONAO Point to the outer limits of the territorial sea; and the Karakatuwhero tidal river & estuary, the sand dunes which are waahi tapu, and all tidal aspects of streams and rivers along the coast. Orders for Protected Customary Rights are sought to practice Exercising Mana Motuhake and Rangatiratanga, fish, kaimoana and plants, materials from our coastline for such things as rongoa, gathering firewood, materials for building whare, and for clothing; and all the sand dunes of our foreshores are WAAHI TAPU. It is proposed that the order(s) should be made in the names of ROBERT SINCLAIR. Any notice of appearance in support of, or in opposition to, this application must be filed with the Registrar of the High Court at Wellington (DX SX11199) by 26/05/2017 and include the reference CIV-2017-485-225. A copy of the application may be obtained from the High Court at Wellington on phone 04 914 3600 or email WellingtonHC@justice.govt.nz.

this incl well known islands from east Northland
TE WHANAU O HONE PAPITA RAUA KO REWA ATARIA PAAMA MARINE AND
COASTAL AREA (TAKUTAI MOANA) ACT 2011 APPLICATION In accordance with the provisions of the Marine and Coastal Area Act 2011, all interested parties are hereby notified that on 3 April 2017, NICOLA MACDONALD filed an application with the High Court on behalf of TE WHANAU O HONE PAPITA RAUA KO REWA ATARIA PAAMA, for Customary Marine Title and Protected Customary Rights Orders. The Customary Marine Title application relates to a marine and coastal area that is Helena Bay into Mimiwhangata out to Poor Knights through Whananaki North and South across to Aotea and Hauturu Islands, including the common marine and coastal area surrounding Tawhiti Rahi and Aorangi known as Poor Knights, Mokohinau Islands, to the outer limits of the territorial sea.. Orders for Protected Customary Rights are sought to practice fishing, kaimoana gathering, aquatic plants, tuna fishing and wetland food stocks, rongoa collecting, pa harakeke collecting for utensil and adornment use, stones, shells deep water fishing, transport of goods and people, trade among the hapu and to the general public, collecting resources from outer islands.. It is proposed that the order(s) should be made in the names of NICOLA MACDONALD. Any notice of appearance in support of, or in opposition to, this application must be filed with the Registrar of the High Court at Wellington (DX SX11199) by 26/05/2017 and include the reference CIV- 2017-404-555. A copy of the application may be obtained from the High Court at Wellington on phone 04 914 3600 or email WellingtonHC@justice.govt.nz.

Just in case any areas have been missed
www.nzherald.co.nz/classifieds/linead.cfm?pillar=11&subpillar=42&adid=10649467001

MARINE AND COASTAL AREA APPLICATION
You are hereby notified that Cletus Maanu Paul, on behalf of all Maori, has applied for recognition of customary marine title and protected customary rights (rangatiratanga, kaitiakitanga and all ancillary activities) over the entire area of Aotearoa New Zealand, including all islands to the outer limits of the territorial sea; and, the Marine and Coastal Area surrounding all islands and reefs lying off shore from the coastline to a distance of 12 nautical miles; and, the entire foreshore and territorial waters of Aotearoa New Zealand under the Marine and Coastal Area Act 2011. Notices of appearance in support or in opposition to the applications must be filed by Friday 30 June 2017 in the Rotorua High Court.

• Published Sunday, April 30 2017
• First Published Sunday, April 30 2017

15 thoughts on “Now 550+ legal claims on New Zealand coast and seas by Maori organizations”

  1. Been speaking to Kiwi friends and views are it is all part of Treaty of Waitangi reparations. Driven by the ruling National Party deals with its coalition partner, the Maori Party. I heard settlements totaled around a $Bn a decade ago. In recent years many Auckland parks for example are now Maori owned. I doubt anybody knows where it is all going.

  2. Thanks Roger. After reading that article from 3 weeks ago it is a little clearer. – phew the Maori lawyers wasted no time – somebody must smell some advantage better than a bucket of pipis. If somebody wanted to make a mudmap just hand marking in where these claims apply – that would be appreciated.

    Your surfsurfer email bounced – can you ping me –
    wshblog2013 atsine warwickhughes.com

  3. What is not in Maori is in gobbledegook Lawyer-speak. All in an application to go to Wellington -for what ? The word “title” alone should raise alarm bells. They were recently awarded guardianship of the volcanic cones of Auckland, but noticeable that does not include any upkeep. What did occur was a swift blanket exclusion of vehicles from the two most favoured cones for tourists and locals to visit. Bulldozers suddenly at our normally pristine local Pigeon Mountain, apparently to form terraces in order to stop children riding their bicycles around.

  4. Comprehensive article 26 Mar 2017 on recent RMA legislation by Dr Muriel Newman
    www.nzcpr.com/nationals-rma-changes-a-major-constitutional-victory-for-iwi-leaders/#more-21640

    Dozens of comments against the changes.
    What will they think when they see all these legal claims?

    Added 5.40pm 1st May – The NZ Herald has the story now – took them all day to pony up this.
    Massive claim made for Maori foreshore and seabed rights 6pm 1 May 17
    www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11848225

  5. TedM talked about negative power prices
    Negative AEMO spot prices have often happened in Eastern States TedM – but so far not after Nov last. I will just quote some dates & States from 1 Sept 2016 that either recorded a negative price or a price so low there must have been considerable periods of negative price. Remember these are DAILY averages $ per MWhr.
    9 Oct Tas av $0.11
    15 Oct NSW 2.49 – Tas 3.87
    20 Oct NSW 0.33
    30 Oct NSW -15.94
    12 Nov NSW -9.16 – Tas -10.21
    13 Nov NSW -11.34 – Tas -16.42

  6. Someone said in jest “Next they will claim the air.” Well, actually that has already occurred. In Bay of Islands, Northland – Fullers Tourist boat trips tour the area and go through the “Hole In The Rock,” a large rock with a hole big enough for a boat to go through. Maori figured they owned the rock and of course any air it contained and so they began charging Fullers every time the boats went through this “Hole In The Rock.” Started out being $30 a pop to utilise this air, likely increased by now. Bizarre !

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