Consent decision protects mana and mauri of Motueka Awa
In late June 2023 Tasman District Council advised that a resource consent application by CJ Industries for gravel extraction at Whitikareo/Peach Island has been declined. The application would have resulted in up to 550,000 tonnes of gravel being extracted over 15 years and the decline of this consent will help to protect the mana and mauri of Motueka awa.
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Rārua taiao kaimahi, with guidance from the hau kāinga, have been involved in this resource consent process since 2020.
In this time, significant concerns have been raised about the effects of the proposed gravel extraction and subsequent backfill operations on the tūpuna awa. Formal submissions were made opposing the consent and kaimahi Aneika Young and Rowena Cudby attended the hearing last November.
We have worked closely with kaimahi from Te Ātiawa Manawhenua ki Te Tau Ihu Trust (including Ngāti Rārua whanaunga Daren Horne) and Wakatū Incorporation on this kaupapa.
Photo: Aneika Young and Daren Horne collaborated on work to contest a resource consent for gravel extraction near the Motueka River.