INDEPENDENT NEWS

Taranaki Iwi Receive Final Fisheries Instalments

Published: Wed 30 Jul 2008 10:54 AM
Press Release from Te Ohu Kaimoana (The Maori Fisheries Trust)
Taranaki Iwi Receive Final Fisheries Instalments
Four Taranaki iwi have now received their full entitlement under the Maori Commercial Fisheries Settlement after agreements on coastlines that allow for the remaining settlement quota to be transferred to them.
Ngati Ruanui, Ngaruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki have finalised coastline agreements with each other allowing a further $2.2 million of inshore and remaining deepwater fisheries quota to be transferred to them.
A further two iwi – Ngati Mutunga (Taranaki) and Nga Rauru – received part of their inshore entitlement in relation to agreements with Te Atiawa and Ngati Ruanui respectively, but will receive the remaining settlement once they reach coastline agreements with their other iwi neighbours.
The Chairman of Te Ohu Kaimoana, Archie Taiaroa, said the increasing number of coastline agreements to finalise allocations to iwi was significant. “The enthusiasm to complete coastline agreements shows that iwi are committed more than ever to put the chapter of fisheries allocation behind them and develop their iwi – culturally, economically and socially.
Te Ohu Kaimoana Chief Executive Peter Douglas said the achievement of these iwi and Te Ohu Kaimoana has brought to nine (9) the iwi that have completed coastline agreements and received their full entitlements under the fisheries settlement. “We have only a handful of iwi left to achieve MIO status and those that are MIOs want to ensure they are transferred their full share of the settlement.
Mr Douglas said, however, that Te Ohu Kaimoana would continue to explore ways to bring the remaining iwi through the mandating process. “Those iwi that are not making progress on implementing management and constitutional structures are holding up allocation to their neighbours. We need to look at ways to encourage them to come through and also for other iwi to encourage them to come through.
The table below shows the value of the coastline and population assets. The figures below are approximate only.
IWI; APPROX COASTLINE (NZ$); APPROX POPULATION (NZ$); APPROX TOTAL (NZ$)
Ngati Mutunga; 2400; 347,000 (Sept 2006); 349,400
Te Atiawa; 439,600; 2,980,000 (Sept 2006); 3,419,600
Taranaki; 943,900; 1,264,000 (Sept 2006); 2,207,900
Ngaruahine; 432,200; 690,000 (April 2008); 1,122,200
Ngati Ruanui; 449,100; 1,195,000 (Mar 2006); 1,644,100;
Nga Rauru; 19,200; 691,000 (Aug 2007); 710,200
ENDS

Next in New Zealand politics

On The Twitter Wars, And The Muller Muddles
By: Gordon Campbell
Green Party Statement On The Death Of George Floyd
By: Green Party
Freshwater package backed by comprehensive economic analysis
By: New Zealand Government
Todd Muller announces shape of next Government
By: New Zealand National Party
On National’s Day Of Reckoning
By: Gordon Campbell
Jobs budget to get economy moving again
By: New Zealand Government
Queen's Birthday Honours List 2020
By: New Zealand Government
Support For Arts And Music Sector Recovery
By: New Zealand Government
New Zealand Joins Global Search For COVID-19 Vaccine
By: New Zealand Government
Green Party Unveils Its Candidate List For The 2020 Election
By: Green Party
NZ COVID Tracer App Released To Support Contact Tracing
By: Ministry of Health
Deep Concern At Hong Kong National Security Legislation
By: New Zealand Government
SPEECH: Todd Muller - Families, Communities, Small Business
By: New Zealand National Party
National Backs Businesses With $10k JobStart
By: New Zealand National Party
Todd Muller Elected Leader Of The New Zealand National Party
By: New Zealand National Party
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILEWe're in BETA! Send Feedback © Scoop Media