Te Oneroa-a-Tōhe Board

22 April 2022

Ngā Miniti O Te Poari O Te Oneroa-A-Tōhē

Te Oneroa-A-Tōhē Board Minutes


Meeting held remotely via zoom

on Friday 22 April 2022, commencing at 10.00am



Tuhinga (Present):



Haami Piripi

Te Rūnanga o Te Rarawa




Cr Mate Radich

Far North District Council

(Dep Chair)


Graeme Neho

Ngāti Kuri Trust Board



Cr Marty Robinson

Northland Regional Council



Mayor John Carter

Far North District Council



Wallace Rivers




I Tae Mai (In Attendance):

Huihuinga i te katoa (Full Meeting)


                                    George Riley                     Te Rūnanga o Te Rarawa

                                    Kerry Shanta                     Te Araroa Northland Trust

                                    Theresa Burkhardt           FNDC – Policy Planner 

                                    Auriole Ruka                     NRC - GM, Strategy, Governance & Engagement

                                    Kim Peita                           NRC – Kaiwhakahaere Honongā

                                    Sheila Taylor                     NRC -  Kaiārahi Kaupapa Māori 

                                    Robert Nathan                 NRC – Kaiārahi Tikanga Māori

                                    Shane Hakaraia                NRC – Kaiāwhina Kaupapa Māori

                                    Meloney Tupou               NRC – Kaiāwhina Tari


The Chair declared the meeting open at 10.00am.

Karakia Timatanga and Whakatau (Graeme Neho)

Ngā Mahi Whakapai/Housekeeping (Item 1.0)

This meeting will be held fully remote and attendees are responsible for their own health and safety and ensuring they are working in a safe environment



Ngā whakapahā/Apologies (Item 2.


Moved (John Carter/ Marty Robinson)

That the apologies from Councillor Colin Kitchen for non-attendance be received.



Nga whakapuakanga (Declarations of Conflicts of Interest) Nil

It was advised that members should make declarations item-by-item as the meeting progressed.


Confirmation of Minutes - Te Oneroa-a-Tōhe Board 18 February 2022 (Item 4.1)

Report from Meloney Tupou, Maori Governance and Engagement Support Admin

Ngā mahi tūtohutia / Recommendation

Moved (Mate Radich/Graeme Neho)

That the minutes of the Te Oneroa-a-Tōhe Board meeting held on 18 February 2022, be confirmed as a true and correct record.


Secretarial Note:

·        Speed Limits were not mentioned previously please record all updates moving forward.

·        Can we please report on any change of dates regarding Fishing Calendar.



Financial Report (Item 5.1)

Report from Meloney Tupou, Maori Governance and Engagement Support Admin

Ngā mahi tūtohutia | Recommendation

Moved (Marty Robinson/Wallace Rivers)

THAT the report ‘Financial Report’ by Meloney Tupou, Māori Governance and Engagement Support Admin and dated 8 March 2022, be received.






April 2022 Technical Steering Group Update (Item 5.2)

Report from Sheila Taylor, Kaiārahi Kaupapa Māori


·        That the report ‘April 2022 Technical Steering Group Update’ by Sheila Taylor, Kaiārahi Kaupapa Māori and dated 18 April 2022, be received.

Matters Arising

1.      Scattering of ashes Board website to be updated: consider a Newspaper article.

2.      District Plan change: Individual Iwi able to make separate submissions on particular sites. Iwi need to speak to their area submission process needs to be mindful of this.

3.      Sites of Significance – requires collective agreement from our 4 Iwi representatives. Who, how and where to store data?

4.      Repository of data?  Reluctant for the data to be available it should be held by Iwi.




Focus on key points of the implementation plan



Provide advice to the Boards position within the legastive reforms that are coming and support the Board in their response.  1 – Protection.  2 – Transfer of Powers



Karakia Mutunga (Graeme Neho)


The meeting concluded at 11.38am.