TE MARU O NGATI RANGWEWEHI IWI AUTHOURITY
The Iwi Management Plan was originally developed in 2008, and ratified in 2009 to compliment an existing Iwi Management Plan submitted to the Rotorua District Council in 2004 to ensure that Ngati Rangiwewehi is proactively involved in the management and use of natural and physical resources within their tribal boundaries. A review was undertaken in 2012 to update the Iwi Management Plan to:
Reflect the Treaty of Waitangi Claims Settlement process that the Iwi is currently involved with. Ngati Rangiwewehi is on the threshold of settling its longstanding treaty claims with the Crown. We signed ‘Terms of Negotiations’ on 27th July 2009 and the Agreement in Principle with the Crown in June 2011 which assisted us to move on the multiple reports needed to support our negotiations. The Deed of Settlement was signed on 16 December 2012 and it is expected that the Deed of Settlement Legislation will be passed in June 2013. It is anticipated that once legislation has been passed, instruments from the Ngati Rangiwewehi Settlement Act relevant to the plan will be inserted into the Environmental Management Plan.
Update the Environmental Management plan to reflect the proactive Iwi development initiatives being pursued by Ngati Rangiwewehi Iwi.
Insert supplementary maps to support and inform this Iwi Environmental Management Plan.
The Iwi Environmental Management Plan is an addition to the 2004 Iwi Management Plan document updating and including Environmental Plans expressing the vision, mission and values to be pursued by Ngāti Rangiwewehi and is considered a companion document.
NGATI RANGIWEWEHI KOIWI AND ACCIDENTAL DISCOVERY PROTOCOL
The purpose of the ‘Koiwi Tangata and Accidental discovery Protocol’ is: - To manage and protect the integrity of ‘known’ and unknown’ archaeological and Wahi tapu from damage and loss. - To maximise the opportunity to retrieve physical and archaeological evidence from disturbed sites. - To obtain quality information on the lives, activities, food and resource use, trails and campsites for resource use, trails and campsites of Ngati Rangiwewehi ancestors from archaeological sites. - To ensure Te Maru o Ngati Rangiwewehi Iwi Authority is happy with the management if any koiwi tangata are discovered.