2023 NZPI CONFERENCE PRESENTATION
SESSION: Thursday 20th April
PRESENTED BY: Philippa Lynch & Lois Easton.
A combined district plan for Tai Poutini/the West Coast covering Buller, Grey and Westland District Council areas is currently being prepared - Te Tai o Poutini Plan. Poutini Ngāi Tahu (Ngāti Waewae and Ngāti Mahaki) have been working with the Council planning team to develop the new Plan at both a Governance and staff level. The result is a draft Plan which aims to enable Tino Rangatiratanga for Poutini Ngāi Tahu across both traditional zoning matters as well as natural environment matters.
The Plan, which has been prepared by a cross Council team led by West Coast Regional Council has built on the partnership established between Poutini Ngāi Tahu and the West Coast Regional Council - who in 2020 signed the first Mana Whakahono ā Rohe agreement in Aotearoa.
Key aspects of the Tino Rangatiratanga approach adopted include: