Kaitiakitanga and the EEZ - a Ngāi Tahu perspective. Mō tātou , ā, m ō kā uri , ā muri ake nei. “The interest of Ngāi Tahu in activities in the EEZ stems from our kaitiaki responsibility, passed to us from our tūpuna , and by virtue of our position as Treaty partner .”
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“The interest of NgāiTahu in activities in the EEZ stems from our kaitiaki responsibility, passed to us from our tūpuna, and by virtue of our position as Treaty partner.”
“We have a duty to manage the marine environment, to ensure that those who come after us can enjoy the same relationship that we, and our tūpuna before us, have enjoyed.”
Defining ‘existing interests’ for NgāiTahu:
TTR decision helpful in defining ‘existing interests’ of iwi in the EEZ
“In arriving at an understanding of the nature of existing interests held by Māori and how they might be affected by a particular proposal, it is necessary to understand that those existing interests are defined and understood within the paradigm of mātauranga Māori.”
“We find iwi are a significant and important ‘existing interest’.”