Amendments improve allocation of aquaculture assets to iwi – passed

2022-05-30T02:35:23+00:00May 30th, 2022|

On 11 April 2022, the Māori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Amendment Bill passed into law. These amendments provide an improved process for allocation of aquaculture assets to iwi in instances where the Act previously prevented this. We have been working on this kaupapa alongside iwi aquaculture organisations since 2017, and we are thrilled that the Bill is now enacted. While the amendments were small and mostly technical, they are significant for iwi in regions [...]

Iwi commit to ensuring best possible outcome for Rangitāhua Ocean Sanctuary

2022-05-12T02:57:38+00:00May 12th, 2022|

Today, the Annual General Meeting of Te Ohu Kaimoana Trustee Limited resolved to ensure the best possible outcome for the Rangitāhua Ocean Sanctuary. “Given the progress made in our ongoing discussions with the Crown, today’s decision brings us a step closer to achieving the best possible outcome for iwi,” says Rangimarie Hunia (Ngāti Whātua), Chair of Te Ohu Kaimoana. While the Rangitāhua Ocean Sanctuary proposal will undoubtedly impact the commercial fishing rights conferred on [...]

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