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Pānui Takutai Moana

What a year 2020 has been!  At the start of the year, we were anticipating a series of regional hui to talk kanohi te kanohi with you about the draft Crown engagement strategy and your applications for recognition of customary rights in te takutai moana.  We made it as far as the airport before being turned around and the restrictions on travel and in person interactions necessary to restrict the spread of COVID-19 really started to take effect.  In what has been an incredibly challenging 12 months, we hope you and your whānau have managed well and drawn strength from each other.

Despite the unusual working and social environments we have experienced there have been some positive highlights and progress made this year, and we wanted to share a few with you.

  • We have heard from many of you about issues you have with the financial assistance scheme and the changes you would like to see, and we also heard your views on the draft Crown engagement strategy and what it would mean for your application unless it was changed. As noted in the Pānui Takutai Moana, we are working through all the feedback we’ve received and will report this to Ministers in the new year along with options for changes. 
  • Some modifications were made to the financial assistance scheme while the review has been underway.  The matrices have been adjusted for inflation, additional funding was made available for participants in High Court hearings, the funding guidelines and the process for shifting funding between milestones and tasks has been revised and updated, the minimum reimbursement request has been lowered to $1,000, and the funding for interlocutory matters in the High Court has been increased. 
  • The Edwards (Whakatōhea) High Court hearing involving more than 20 applicant groups and interested parties took place in Rotorua over ten weeks from August to October; and the Clarkson hearing involving under 10 applicant groups and interested parties took place in Wellington over two weeks in November.  The Waitangi Tribunal released its stage 1 report and held the first two hearing weeks for stage 2 of its kaupapa enquiry into te Takutai Moana Act 2011. 
  • We upgraded Te Kete Kōrero a Te Takutai Moana Information Hub (Kōrero Takutai), the online geospatial tool that provides maps of the takutai moana and your applications, to make it easier to navigate and use. 

We look forward to 2021 and the opportunities it will bring for all of us to continue this important mahi in te takutai moana. 

 Document Description

Pānui (newsletter)

 

 

The December edition of Pānui Takutai Moana provides you with an update on current activity in the Takutai Moana space.

 

Feedback period closed on draft Crown Engagement Strategy and review of the Financial Assistance Scheme

The period to provide feedback on the draft Crown Engagement Strategy and the review of the Financial Assistance Scheme closed on 30 October 2020. The feedback we received will inform the next steps for this work, including publishing a summary of submissions.

We appreciate that Covid-19 has created a number of competing priorities for our communities so if you wanted to provide feedback but were unable, please feel free to contact Te Kāhui Takutai Moana using the details above.

Document Description
Submission form

Please fill out this form to provide us with your comments on the financial assistance scheme and the draft Crown engagement strategy.

Discussion document - Crown engagement strategy

 

Draft Crown engagement strategy

 

An overview of the draft Crown engagement strategy and supports you to provide us with your views on the draft strategy.

 

Discussion document - Review of the financial assistance scheme

 

Review of the financial assistance scheme

 

Provides context to the review of the scheme and supports you to provide feedback.