- Treaty and iwi: Māori are inextricably linked to – and involved with – the use and management of natural resources and the Treaty of Waitangi is a central theme in New Zealand’s resource management legislation.
- Treaty settlements: The Ministry for the Environment works closely with the Office of Treaty Settlements – the Crown agency charged with negotiating Treaty of Waitangi claim settlements.
- The role of Kaahui Taiao: This is a small group within the Ministry for the Environment that provides advice and information on Māori and Treaty of Waitangi issues in relation to environmental and resource management policies, and claims to the Waitangi Tribunal involving natural resources.
- Aquaculture reform: This section summarises the main features of the new regime for managing aquaculture introduced by the Aquaculture Reform Act 2004. It introduces five information sheets on aquaculture reform and also covers aquaculture management areas, existing marine farms, and Treaty settlement.
- Implementation programme: The Ministry for the Environment, Department of Conservation and Ministry of Fisheries have developed an RMA implementation plan with projects that will help councils pick up their role and responsibilities under the Aquaculture Reform Act.
Last updated: 4 September 2013