A number of engagement and consultation processes underway that affect Whenua Māori and owners of collective assets i.e., hapu/iwi entities.
https://hewakaekenoa.nz/ The Partnership is between government and industry and Māori to price agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, as an alternative to pricing emissions through the ETS. The Federation of Māori Affairs (FOMA) has been leading out sessions on this kaupapa so farmers can contact them, but online feedback closes Sunday 27 March 2022
Afforestation changes – https://www.mpi.govt.nz/consultations/managing-exotic-afforestation-incentives/ This consultation is a chance to have your say on how to achieve better outcomes from afforestation (especially under the Emissions Trading Scheme), rather than people planting exotics for carbon farming. Closes April 22, 2022
The Climate Adaptation Act – is one of three Acts replacing the Resource Management Act. (Attached is a presentation on the Resource Management reforms if you want to know more about the planned changes). The first engagement is on managed retreat and there are 4 workshops –https://environment.govt.nz/what-you-can-do/have-your-say/climate-change-engagement/#climate-adaptation-act 29 March – 8 April 2022. These first four workshops are Māori focused and MPI will be holding Māori-based webinars as well. A more detailed engagement strategy is being worked on by the Ministry for the Environment so watch this space.
National Adaptation Plan – Public consultation is expected from 11 April to 25 May 2022 on the National Adaptation Plan (NAP), which outlines how the government will respond to the most significant risks identified in the National Climate Change Risk Assessment. This is a chance for others to have their say, and make sure that they feel their realities and needs in adjusting and being resilient to the effects of climate change are reflected through the Plan. More to come on this mahi.
There are also local Council engagements happening so watch out for those. Regional councils are responsible for engaging with communities to determine how Te Mana o te Wai (the central concept for freshwater management) applies to waterbodies and freshwater ecosystems in the region. Attached is a fact sheet for more information
There is still opportunity for input to the Local Government for Good review (Interim report attached) and participating in the survey https://www.futureforlocalgovernment.govt.nz/DIA_16724_Te-Arotake-Future-of-Local-Government_Interim-report_22 (1)
RM reform presentation (002)
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Te Tai Tokerau Whenua Māori Service