This document provides information on statutory acknowledgements for statutory areas in the Rotorua district.
The statutory acknowledgements come from the following claim settlement acts:
• Ngāti Tūwharetoa (Bay of Plenty) Claims Settlement Act 2005 (refer to section 3);
• Ngāti Awa Claims Settlement Act 2005 (refer to section 4);
• Te Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006 and the Affiliate Te Arawa Iwi and Hapū Claim Settlement Act 2008 (refer to section 5);
• Ngāti Mākino Claims Settlement Act 2012 (refer to section 6);
• Tapuika Claims Settlement Act 2014 (refer to section 7);
• Ngāti Rangiwewehi Claims Settlement Act 2014 (refer to section 8);
• Ngāti Rangiteaorere Claims Settlement Act 2014 (refer to section 9);
• Raukawa Claims Settlement Act 2014 (refer to section 10).
What is a statutory acknowledgement?
A statutory acknowledgement is a formal acknowledgement by the Crown in Treaty of Waitangi claim settlement legislation of the traditional association of iwi with a taonga (a resource known as a 'statutory area'). Statutory areas in the Rotorua District have included land, geographic features, lakes and rivers and geothermal features. They have been limited to taonga owned or controlled by the crown.
Statutory acknowledgements have implications for resource consents, archaeological authorities and other proceedings. Refer to the document for further information.