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MATAITAI AND TAIAPURE DETAILS 2003


Mataitai and Taiapure

Established as at 28 February 2003

(Interim response)


The following mätaitai and taiapure have been established

Mataitai Established
RAPAKI (Banks Penninsula)
KOUKOURARATA (Banks Penninsula)

Taiapure Established
EAST OTAGO TAIAPURE
MAKETU TAIAPURE (Bay of Plenty)
KAWHIA AOTEA TAIAPURE (west coast north island)
WAIKARE INLET TAIAPURE (Bay of Islands)
PORANGAHAU (Sth Hawkes Bay)
PALLISER BAY (Sth Waiarapa)
DELAWARE BAY (Noth East Nelson)


The information obtained to date from the various regional offices of the Ministry is in different formats and for this reason the exact location and size of the taiapure and mätaitai reserves are not presently available for some locations. The Ministry hopes to be able to provide this very shortly.

The location of the reserves and the status of the committees is set out below (where available).

PORANGAHAU (Sth Hawkes Bay)
Approved/gazetted in 1996, size about 42 km, committee appointed, meets very regularly and carrying out a range of research on local fisheries

PALLISER BAY (Sth Waiarapa)
Approved/gazetted in 1995, consists of two smaller areas, size about 6 km, committee appointed and meets regularly

DELAWARE BAY (Noth East Nelson)
Approved/gazetted in 2002, size about 11 km, committee appointed early 2003

MAKETU TAIAPURE (Bay of Plenty)
All that area of New Zealand fisheries waters enclosed by a line commencing at the original mouth of the Wairakei Stream at the northwestern corner of Taylor Reserve, Papamoa (at 37 42.65'S and 176 20.02'E) then running to a point (at 37 42.15'S and 176 20.42'E), then running generally parallel to the mean high-water mark to a point (at 37 44.85'S and 176 26.20'E), then running as part of the circumference of a circle with its centre at Okurei Point (at 37 44.67'S and 176 28.27'E) with a radius of 3000 metres to a point (at 37 45.62'S and 176 29.92'E), then running generally parallel to mean high-water mark to a point (at 37 49.46'S and 176 35.91'E), then running to a point (at 37 50.20'S and 176 36.05'E) at the mean high-water mark, then running along the mean high-water mark including the tidal waters of Waihi Estuary and Maketu Estuary to the point of commencement.

KAWHIA AOTEA TAIAPURE (west coast North Island)
All the waters in Area 1 plus all the waters in Area 2.

Area 1
All the marine and estuarine waters enclosed by a line-

  1. commencing from the mean high-water mark at Taranaki Point on the west coast of the North Island (at 3758.6'S, 17446.8'E); then
  2. following an arc of 2 nautical miles radius seaward from Potahi Point (at 380.5'S, 17447.7'E) to a point 381.8'S, 17446.0'E; then
  3. proceeding in a southerly direction in a straight line to a point 383.5'S, 17445.5'E; then
  4. proceeding along an arc within a radius of 2 nautical miles seaward from Urawhitiki Point (at 385.37'S, 17446.22'E) to a point 386.2'S, 17443.8'E; then
  5. proceeding westerly along a line 1 nautical mile from the mean high-water mark to a point 385.7'S, 17441.1'E; then
  6. proceeding southerly in a straight line to the mean high-water mark at Albatross Point on the west coast of the North Island (at 386.7'S, 17441.1'E); then
  7. proceeding easterly along the mean high-water mark of the coast and within the waters of Kawhia Harbour to Waiharakeke Stream (at 389.11'S, 17451.35'E); then
  8. proceeding to Awaroa River (at 385.48'S, 17455.22'E); then
  9. proceeding northerly to Te Kauri Stream (at 384.5'S, 17455.26'E); then
  10. proceeding to Oparau Stream (at 383.15'S, 17454.67'E); then
  11. proceeding westerly to Mangaroa Stream (at 382.3'S, 17451.51'E); then
  12. proceeding to Manawatuhatuha Stream (at 382.47'S, 17450.41'E); then
  13. proceeding northerly along the mean high-water mark of the coast and easterly within the waters of Aotea Harbour to Makomako Stream (at 3757.8'S, 17453.84'E); then
  14. proceeding northerly to Pakoka Stream (at 3755.92'S, 17451.13'E); then
  15. proceeding westerly and northerly to the point of commencement at the mean high-water mark at Taranaki Point (at 3758.6'S, 17446.8'E).


Area 2
All the marine and estuarine waters within 1 nautical mile radius centred on Gannet Island (at 3758.3'S, 17434.0'E).

WAIKARE INLET TAIAPURE (Bay of Islands)

All that area of New Zealand fisheries waters enclosed by a line commencing at Tapu Point (at 35 18.62' S, 174 7.43' E), then proceeding in a south-easterly direction along a line to Motutokape Island (at 35 18.97' S, 174 7.95' E), then to a point on the mainland (at 35 19.0' S, 174 07.7' E), then proceeding along the line of the mean high water mark including Kaurinui and Waikino Creeks and the Waikare Inlet back to the point of commencement.

In addition information as to the gazetted regulations for taiapures was requested. As at 28 February no regulations had been gazetted.

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