Resource Consents and Consultation with Tangata Whenua in the Lakes A Zone (2006-2018)

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Number of consents for which tangata whenua have been consulted
Types of consents requiring tangata whenua consultation


Purpose of monitoring

The purpose of this monitoring is to provide an indication of the level of consultation occurring with iwi in relation to resource consents for the Lakes A Zone from 2006 to 2018.

Data

This report relies on data collated from the Rotorua Lakes Council's resource consent database in Ozone.  It is secondary data, which has not been audited for accuracy.  Therefore, the results have room for error.  However, it is expected that the data is of a sufficient quality to indicate overall trends.

Number consents with tāngata whenua consultation

Approximately 18% of resource consents granted in the Lakes A Zone between 2006 to 2018 involved tāngata whenua consultation, either prior to lodging with the Council or after.

Of those that involved tāngata whenua consultation, about 87% involved consultation with the Tuhourangi.  Other authorities consulted were Te Arawa Maori Trusts Board, Te Arawa Lakes Trust, Ngāti Hinemihi, Ngāti Rangitihi, and Te Roopu Maanaki.

  • ​2016 had the highest number of consultations with 7 applications.
  • Over the 12 years (2006-2018), th​​​ere was an average of 3-4 applications per year.
  • The average percentage of consultation from 2006 – 2012 was 8.5%.
  • 2013 – 2018 the percentage of resource consents granted per year increased to an average of 29.5%.
  • Therefore, the percentage of resource consents granted involving tāngata whenua consultation has increased by 21%.​

 

Figure 1: Number of resource consents granted with tāngata whenua consultation (2006-2018)

Source: Rotorua Lakes Council, 2019.​


Figure 2: Iwi/Hapū Consulted in the Lakes A Zone (2006-2018)

Source: Rotorua Lakes Council, 2019.

Types of consents​​

Figure ​3 shows the types of activities granted for which tāngata whenua were consulted.

  • Subdividing was the most common activity, accounting for 27.5% of the consents granted involving tāngata whenua consultation.
  • New dwellings accounts for approximately 15% of the consents granted that involved consultation.
  • 2013 to 2018 (except 2015) had an average of 6 consents per year with iwi consultation


Figure 3: Types of Activities Granted for which Iwi Were Consulted in the Lakes A Zone (2006-2018)

Source: Rotorua Lakes Council, 2019.​

​Summary

  • Approximately 18% of all resource consents granted in the Lakes A Zone involved tāngata whenua consultation, between 2006 to 2018 (47 resource consents).
  • Tuhourangi were most commonly consulted.
  • Consultation has increased by 21% since 2012.
  • 2016 had the highest number of iwi consultation consents.
  • The activity that involved the most consultation was subdivision.​



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