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Second notice of an application to extend the Lyttelton Harbour/Whakaraupō Mātaitai Reserve

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We want your feedback on an application to extend a mātaitai reserve in Lyttelton Harbour/Whakaraupō.

Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke (Rāpaki) Rūnanga has applied to extend the Lyttelton Harbour/Whakaraupō Mātaitai Reserve.

Fisheries New Zealand invites submissions from people who take fish, aquatic life, or seaweed or own quota, and whose ability to take fish, aquatic life, or seaweed or whose ownership interest in quota may be affected by the proposed mātaitai reserve.

Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke (Rāpaki) Rūnanga and Fisheries New Zealand have previously consulted with the local community on the application.

Find out more about the consultation with the local community (closed 18 April 2022)

Application for the proposed extension

Application to extend the Lyttelton Harbour/Whakaraupō Mātaitai Reserve [PDF, 468 KB]

Area of the proposed Lyttelton Harbour/Whakaraupō mātaitai extension

All that area of South Island fisheries waters enclosed by a line:

  1. starting at a point on the mean high-water mark near the eastern extremity of Ōtokitoki / Gollans Bay at 43°35.950’S and 172°45.450’E, then
  2. proceeding along the mean high-water mark in a generally north-easterly direction to a point at Awaroa / Godley Head at 43°35.234’S and 172°48.535’E, then
  3. proceeding in a straight line in a south-easterly direction to a point on the mean high-water mark at Te Piaka / Adderley Head at 43°36.228’S and 172°49.566’E, then
  4. proceeding along the mean high-water mark in a generally south-westerly direction to a point near the eastern extremity of Deep Gully Bay at 43°37.092’S and 172°46.147’E, then
  5. proceeding in a straight line in a north-westerly direction to the starting point.

The approximate area of the proposed mātaitai extension is 11.08 square kilometres.

Map of the proposed Lyttelton Harbour/Whakaraupō mātaitai extension [PDF, 7.8 MB]

Making your submission

Submissions close at 5pm on Monday, 27 June 2022.

Email your submission to FMSubmissions@mpi.govt.nz

Make sure you include in your submission: 

  • the title of the consultation document in the subject line of your email
  • your name and title, if applicable
  • your organisation's name (if you're submitting on behalf of an organisation)
  • your contact details (for example, phone number, address, and email).

While we prefer email, you can post your submission to:

Fisheries Management – Spatial Planning and Allocations
Fisheries New Zealand
PO Box 2526
Wellington 6140.

Public notices about this consultation

Public notices calling for submissions are scheduled to appear in: 

  • Christchurch Press on 18 May 2022.
  • Bay Harbour News on 18 May 2022.

About mātaitai reserves

A mātaitai reserve is an identified traditional fishing ground and is established for the purpose of customary food gathering. Mātaitai reserves are limited to fisheries waters and do not include any land area.

Find out more about mātaitai reserves

Fisheries (South Island Customary Fishing) Regulations 1999 – NZ Legislation

Submissions are public information

Note that all, part, or a summary of your submission may be published on this website. Most often this happens when we issue a document that reviews the submissions received.

People can also ask for copies of submissions under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA says we must make the content of submissions available unless we have good reason for withholding it. Those reasons are detailed in sections 6 and 9 of the OIA.

If you think there are grounds to withhold specific information from publication, make this clear in your submission or contact us. Reasons may include that it discloses commercially sensitive or personal information. However, any decision MPI makes to withhold details can be reviewed by the Ombudsman, who may direct us to release it.

Official Information Act 1982 – NZ Legislation