Will Tangata Whenua Still Submit on the Application if it is Notified?

Tangata whenua or individuals within iwi or hapū groups may still lodge a submission on a resource consent application (public or limited notification) where a CIA report has been commissioned.

This may be because the recommendations in the CIA report have not been addressed to the expectations of the tangata whenua, or groups or individuals within the iwi or hapū may feel they have not been adequately consulted or represented in the CIA report preparation process. A submission may also be prepared to follow through on issues identified or recommendations made in the CIA, and provide a formal opportunity for input into the decision-making process.

Tangata whenua may also submit on an application where they want to demonstrate support for the application, and the applicant’s commitment to the CIA process.