In development
Find out about the development of a conservation management strategy for Te Hiku.

Preparation of draft CMS

Iwi representatives and Te Papa Atawhai are working on the draft Te Hiku Conservation Management Strategy (CMS). The CMS forms a significant part of the cultural redress in the Treaty Settlements of the four Te Hiku o Te Ika iwi (Te Hiku iwi):

  • Ngāti Kuri
  • Te Aupōuri
  • NgāiTakoto
  • Te Rarawa.

Te Aupōuri, NgāiTakoto and Te Rarawa have contributed to the drafting. Ngāti Kuri have not participated directly but have contributed through consultation.

The CMS applies to an area defined in Treaty Settlements as Te Korowai area, which extends from the Hokianga Harbour and mid-point Rangaunu Harbour northwards to Te Rerenga Wairua including Manawatāwhi (Three Kings Islands).

Download map showing Te Korowai area (PDF, 1,400K)

What happens next?

  1. Notification of the draft CMS for public feedback and submissions. Notification is expected to occur in mid-2024
  2. Hui with whānau, hapū, iwi, key stakeholders and the community on the draft CMS.
  3. Once submissions have closed, we’ll hold hearings for anyone who would like to speak to their submission.
  4. We’ll revise the draft with iwi representatives based on the submissions and views expressed at hearings.
  5. Submitters will receive a summary of how we responded to their submissions.
  6. We’ll send the revised draft CMS to the Te Hiku Conservation Board for its consideration. 
  7. The revised draft CMS, including revisions from the Conservation Board, will then be presented to the New Zealand Conservation Authority (NZCA) for their approval.
  8. Once the NZCA has approved the CMS, it will be published and become operative.

If you would like to receive an email when the draft has been notified, send your name and contact details to


Te Hiku / Kaitaia Office
Phone:   0800 275 362
Fax:   +64 9 408 6019
Address:   25 Matthews Ave
Kaitaia 0441
Postal Address:   PO Box 569
Kaitaia 0441
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