The Development Trust is involved in resource consent applications,
protection of waahi tapu sites, water allocation and water quality
within te takapu o Tapuika.
Te Maru o Kaituna River Authority
The Tapuika Iwi Authority is a member of Te Maru
o Kaituna River Authority established under the Tapuika Claims
Settlement Act 2014, and administered by the Bay of Plenty Regional
Council. The purpose of Te Maru o Kaituna River Authority is:
the restoration, protection and enhancement of the Kaituna River,
the establishment of the Kaituna River Document
Te Maru o Kaituna River Authority is a 50/50 partnership between
mandated Iwi with an interest in the Kaituna River,
Regional and Local Councillors that utilise the Kaituna River.
Each representative serves a term of 3 years.
The Chair of Te Maru o Kaituna River Authority is Dean Flavell
– Tapuika Iwi Authority representative
Deputy Chair Arapeta Tahana
– Deputy Chair Bay of Plenty Regional Council representative