We have applied to the Ministry of Fisheries to nominate:
Phillip Lewis Gully,
Ian Hector Ruru and
Potatutatu Bill Ruru
as Tangata Kaitiaki to assist with the management of Customary Fishing.
This is the Notice that appeared in the Gisborne Herald:
Notification of Tangata Kaitiaki Te Aitanga a Mahaki Trust
The following notice is given pursuant to regulation 6 of the Fisheries (Kaimoana Customary Fishing) Regulations 1998.
Under regulation 5 of the above Regulations, Te Aitanga a Mahaki Trust, being representative of tāngata whenua who claim management rights over an area off Gisborne, has notified the Minister of Fisheries of its Tangata Kaitiaki/Tiaki (Tangata Kaitiaki).
Phillip Lewis Gully, Ian Hector Ruru and Potatutatu Bill Ruru have been nominated as Tangata Kaitiaki to assist with the management of customary food-gathering from Tatapouri Point around to Ohikarongo. The area extends seaward to the EEZ.
A more detailed description of the above area is available by contacting the Ministry of Fisheries on 0800 313 626, or by writing to the Ministry at Private Bag 14, Nelson.
Te Aitanga a Mahaki Trust represents Te Aitanga a Mahaki as an iwi authority for the purposes of the Resource Management Act 1991 and as the mandated iwi organisation under the Maori Fisheries Act 2004. The boundaries of Te Aitanga a Mahaki are defined by Schedule 4 of its Trust Deed.
Te Aitanga a Mahaki Trust has made it known that it claims non-exclusive customary interest of the area and promotes shared and sustainable management of the proposed area/rohe moana. Under the customary fishing regulations this would mean sharing the management with Tangata Whenua.
Submissions in response to this notification are invited from authorised representatives of:
1 Te Aitanga a Mahaki Trust
2 any iwi, rūnanga, tribal trust board or other organisation representing the relevant iwi interest
3 any other whānau, hapū or iwi claiming manawhenua manamoana in respect of customary food-gathering in any part of the above area.
Submissions, which on request will be made public, must be addressed to: