Post by Kiwi Frontline on Mar 28, 2016 16:26:51 GMT 12
NGATI POROU RUNANGANUI FRUSTRATED
Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou told NZPAM it was frustrated at the lack of “early and meaningful” engagement with government officials regarding oil and gas issues, and said it should be the decision-makers on activities affecting resources within Ngati Porou territory. The runanganui wanted any area within its rohe to be excluded from Block Offer 2016.
“However, if the Crown proceeds to include this area, TRONPnui requests that they be included in the evaluation and selection for tenders within their rohe and in deciding conditions to be imposed.”
NZPAM rebuffed TRONP’s assertion that “the Treaty of Waitangi must be the centre of Crown-Maori relationship in respect to mineral resources”. It issued the runanganui with a Crown minerals protocol setting out how consultation would occur…..