Ngāti Koata Trust Board Members Hori Elkington and Frank Hippolite gave submissions to the Marlborough Salmon Farm Relocations Advisory Panel during their independent hearings at Te Hora Marae in Canvastown on Wednesday 17 May 2017.
Ngāti Koata are opposed to the relocation of six salmon marine farms in the Pelorus and Queen Charlotte Sound’s on environmental and cultural grounds, and the unfair use of Ministerial powers. Ngāti Koata support submissions made by Ngāti Kuia, ka mihi ki ā kōutou ngā uri o Kaikaiāwaro. He tupua! He taniwha!
Click here to read Hori Elkington’s submission.
Click here to read Frank Hippolite’s submission.
For more information on the proposed King Salmon farm relocations, click here to view the Ministry for Primary Industry website.
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Ngāti Koata representatives Matt Hippolite, Pene Geiger, Noela McGregor and Ammon Kātene participated in the tree planting project at Moawhitu on d’Urville Island last week. The tree planting is part of a wider restoration programme that includes eel surveys and sampling, water quality sampling, impedement, and wetland restoration around the lake at Moawhitu. This is the second year of planting in partnership with our corporate sponsors and the Department of Conservation. Volunteers from Ngāti Koata, the sponsors, DoC and the wider community planted over 3000 plants around the lake and surrounding wetlands.
This is a very important project for Ngāti Koata because the overall restoration plan aims to revitalise the wetlands and lake for the environment, and for our cultural harvesting of tuna kia hoki mai te manu hākapakapa.
As project manager, Matt has been instrumental in breathing life into the restoration plan and weaving together the funders, the plant nurseries, DoC, community groups and iwi.
It was an awesome four days of laughs, hard work and a job well done. We would like to thank our sponsors, our partners at DoC, and to all those who participated from the community and Ngāti Koata.
A Working Group for Marlborough Marine Environment stakeholders is being formed at a hui to be held on Sunday 31 July, 9.30am to 1.00pm, at the Port Marlborough Pavilion, Picton. All stakeholders are welcome to attend. Click the link below to see the invitation.