We outline the different people you may need to talk to about your resource consent application.
In most cases consultation with people who may be affected by your resource consent application is not required. However, the Regional Council recommend that you talk with people who may be affected by your application even if you expect that your application will be non-notified. If the processing officer considers there are people who are adversely affected by your proposed activity, your application may be notified.
If you want to talk to someone from the consents team before lodging your application with Council please contact the Consents Advisor on 06 835 9200.
If you have a question about an application that is currently being processed you can call either the Consents Advisor or reception on 06 835 9200 and ask to speak to the planner processing your application.
Your proposed activity could affect their enjoyment of the natural environment or affect their use of natural resources. This is particularly relevant for:
Māori have a strong cultural and spiritual connection to the land, water, air and sea that is a significant part of their cultural identity. Examples of activities tangata whenua are interested in could include, but are not limited to:
When applying for resource consent for activities in the coastal and marine area, there are cases where you are required to consult with Customary Marine Title applicant groups before lodging your application.
This tool is hosted on this website and uses digital mapping to show the location and extent of iwi and hapū resources in Hawke's Bay.
Pātaka brings together all the information held by local and regional councils and includes:
Activities that have the potential to negatively affect the environment can have adverse effects on tangata whenua by impacting their cultural, social and economic well-being. Tangata whenua can include more than one iwi, hapu (sub-tribe) or marae depending on the area affected by your application.
Māori have an inherent responsibility as kaitiaki (guardians) to protect the environment within their rohe (tribal territory) over which they hold mana whenua, mana wai and mana moana (tribal authority and responsibilities over land, water and the sea resources).
Who should you contact
Using the Regional Council’s online mapping tool Pataka you can find the contact details for:
The Regional Council’s Consents Advisor can also be contacted should you want help contacting these groups prior to lodging your application.
Statutory Acknowledgements are an acknowledgement by the Crown that forms part of Treaty Claim Settlements in legislation that recognise the cultural, spiritual, historical and traditional association of iwi and hapū with particular areas (known as Statutory Areas).
Statutory areas cover areas of land, geographic features, lakes, rivers, wetlands and coastal areas that are Crown land. However, activities carried out on private properties can have effects on statutory areas beyond the property boundary (eg, a discharge from private land that may affect a river that is within a statutory area).
Full details of Statutory Acknowledgement areas within the Hawke’s Bay region can be viewed in Pataka or the Statutory Acknowledgements appended to the Regional Resource Management Plan and Regional Coastal Environment Plan. Statements of association for each area are also featured to explain the cultural, spiritual, historical and traditional association of the iwi or hapū group with the statutory acknowledgement area.
What happens when your proposed activity is within, adjacent to or directly affecting a Statutory Area
The Regional Council must provide a summary of any resource consent application for an activity that is within, adjacent to, or directly affecting a statutory area to the trustees of the relevant Post Settlement Governance Entity. You may prefer to contact the relevant Trust and seek the views of the trustees before lodging your applicant.
How to contact the relevant trustees
Contact details can be found on Pataka, or by contacting the Regional Council’s consents advisor.
Maps showing statutory acknowledgement areas of the above groups are also attached to the Hawke’s Bay Regional Resource Management Plan (RRMP) in Schedule 1A along with the statements of association. These statements of association explain the cultural, spiritual, historical, and traditional association of the iwi or hapū group with the statutory acknowledgement area.
The beds, or parts of the beds, of the following lakes have been vested in new owners under Treaty Claim Settlement Acts. Before any construction or modification of a structure can be permitted in these lakes, you may need written approval from the trustees of the relevant Post Settlement Entity (Trust). You may wish to contact the relevant trustees prior to lodging your application. These contact details can be found on Pataka under the ‘Treaty Partners’ layer, or by contacting the Consents Advisor at the Regional Council.
|Lake Opouahi, Lake Orakai, Lake Tutira and Lake Waikopiro||Maungaharuru-Tangitū Hapū Claims Settlement Act 2014||Maungaharuru-Tangitu Trust|
|Lake Rotongaio and Lake Rotoroa||Ngāti Pāhauwera Treaty Claims Settlement Act 2012||Ngāti Pāhauwera Development Trust|
A resource consent is required for some activities in coastal areas and the coastal marine area. All of the coast has customary significance to iwi, hapū and whānau. The MACA Act replaced the Foreshore and Seabed Act 2004. The new Act implemented a ‘no-ownership’ regime over the marine and coastal area (with some exceptions) and introduced mechanisms to recognise Māori customary rights in some areas.
Prior to submitting a resource consent application in the coastal marine area, you must notify and seek the views of applicant groups who have submitted an application for Customary Marine Title and those who hold Customary Marine Title under the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011 (MACA Act).
The Ministry of Justice website has a useful explanatory video of the MACA Act and what recognition of these customary rights provides for.
What does this mean for resource consent applicants?
Hawkes Bay Regional Council encourages resource applicants to notify and seek the views of Customary Marine Title groups that have lodged a CMT application where your resource consent application falls within this area. The views of the CMT applicant group are relevant to the Regional Council’s assessment of the environmental effects of your proposed activity.
How to talk to the relevant CMT applicant groups
Maps of the Customary Marine Title and Protected Customary Rights application areas in Hawke’s Bay will be uploaded onto Pataka. Applications that have been made through direct engagement with the Crown can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.
Advisory note: the Regional Council aims to keep Pataka information up to date. You can also contact the Council’s consents team to confirm which CMT applicant groups are located within your area, or contact the Ministry of Justice Marine and Coastal Area team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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