The Waitara Lands Act was passed in December 2018 and it came into force on 17 March 2019.
In March 2019, NPDC signed an agreement with Te Atiawa hapū Manukorihi and Otaraua at Ōwae marae detailing how we will work together to manage the proceeds of the sale of Waitara endowment land.
Under the New Plymouth District Council (Waitara Lands) Act 2018 (the Act), 770 leasehold sections can be purchased by occupiers, with the revenue from sales to be used to:
Many properties have already been purchased by leaseholders. In the future, NPDC and Te Kōwhatu Tū Moana will look to progress the co-management and administration arrangements for the reserve lands listed in the Act (section 20 of the Act refers).
Te Tai Pari Trust oversees the Waitara Perpetual Community Fund and how it is used to support community projects. The representatives on the Trust come from Te Kōwhatu Tū Moana Trust and NPDC.
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Page last updated: 08:47PM Mon 17 October 2022