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Riverbed Alert (Alpine Rivers-Canterbury)
This was posted @ 9am Friday the 27th of November. Heavy/thundery rain along the Main Divide will cause the major alpine rivers of this area (Rakaia, Waimakariri, Hurunui + Waiau) to rise moderately (no out of river problems) later today then recede over the weekend. This will be taken down on Monday morning.
the Maori Fisheries Act 1989 in Part III(A) establishes Taiapure - Local Fisheries. Taiapure - local fisheries can be declared by Order-in-Council for any area of "New Zealand fisheries waters (being estuarine or littoral coastal waters) that have customarily been of special significance to any iwi or hapu either,- a. As a source of food; or b. For spiritual or cultural reasons." The object of Part III(A) for these areas is to make "better provision for the recognition of rangatiratanga and of the right secured in relation to fisheries by Article II of the Treaty of Waitangi." Regulations are able to be made for the conservation and management of the fish, aquatic life and seaweed in a taiapure - local fishery.
people of the land, the people who hold the turangawaewae and the manawhenua in an area, according to tribal and hapu custom.
treasured possessions, material or abstract (e.g language); Māori interest in these is protected by the Treaty of Waitangi and New Zealand statute and common lore/law.
a rate levied for activities that benefit only a part of the region (previously called “separate rates”).
territorial authorities - includes all district and city councils.
canoe landing sites.
animals that can transmit the disease (tuberculosis) to other animals.
Read more about Tb vectors
the language (Maori).
Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
recognised iwi authority representing the tribal collective of Ngāi Tahu Whānui – as established by the Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Act 1996.
Te Tiriti o Waitangi
the Treaty of Waitangi, often used to mean specifically the Maori version which Ngai Tahu and most other chiefs signed (Tau, Goodall, Palmer, and Tau (1990) Te Whakatau Kaupapa).
Te Wai Pounamu
the South Island of New Zealand.
means using a resource in a way that any given output is produced at least cost, including avoiding waste. This contrasts with 'allocative efficiency' which means obtaining the best use for the resource.
large-scale deformation of the Earth’s crust due to movement of tectonic plates.
Telecommunication / radio communication facilities
includes transmitting/receiving devices such as aerials, dishes, antenna, wires, insulators, easings, tunnels and associated equipment as well as support structures, such as towers, masts and poles and ancillary equipment buildings.
electronic capture and transmission of data (telemetry) will be required for all consented takes classified as having a direct stream-depleting effect and for the largest water-takes, those that abstract greater than approximately 357,000m3 per year. These larger takes account for 80% of the zone allocation block.
in relation to hazardous substances, means the capability of causing malformation during the development of an embryo or foetus.
a city council or a district council.
a collective term referring to any species that is rare, vulnerable or endangered.
full chieftainship and authority, including the right to permit or deny others. Inherent sovereignty. (Tau, Goodall, Palmer, and Tau (1990) Te Whakatau Kaupapa).
scheme to assist eligible people with impairments to access appropriate transport to enhance their community participation. This assistance is provided in the form of subsidised door to door transport services wherever scheme transport providers operate. Find out more about the
Total Mobility Schem
Total Seasonal Demand
is the total amount of water required to satisfy plant water needs during the main growing period. This demand can be satisfied by rainfall and irrigation. In determining the irrigation component provision has been made for: - an application efficiency of 80% - a system capacity to meet peak demand between 4.0 and 6.5 mm/day - a nominal irrigation season from 1 October to 30 April, and - demand conditions that occur in 4 out of 5 years.
a substance’s ability to have an adverse affect on the health or biological functioning of a living thing (people, plants, animal or microorganisms). The adverse or toxic effect could be minor or severe - short term, long term or permanent.
Read more about hazardous substances.
a waste reception facility where waste can be sorted into components for recycling or special use or for transport to a landfill.
the act of moving from one place to another.
an organo-tin compound used in marine paints as an anti-fouling agent.
the cloudiness of the water caused by suspended particles.
the treatment of a particular pest by recognised methods at intervals necessary to eradicate them and prevent their reappearance.
Read more about animal pest rules.
Takiwā / Rohē
an area over which a particular hapū or whānau has manawhenua. These areas are defined geographically by natural boundaries. The takiwā of neighbouring communites can sometimes overlap.
the rules, management framework or custom.
priests / wise men.
An area of land which has Ngāi Tahu values, and is declared as Tōpuni under the
Ngāi Tahu Claims Settlement Act 1998
and recognised in by other laws. The concept of tōpuni derives from the traditional Ngāi Tahu tikanga (custom) of persons of rangatira (chiefly) status extending their mana and protection over a person or area by placing their cloak over them or it.