The Development Trust is involved in resource consent applications,
protection of waahi tapu sites, water allocation and water quality
within te takapu o Tapuika.
Tapuika Reserves Management Plan
In partnership with the Department of Conservation Tapuika are developing a Reserves Management Plan. DoC have employed Raponi Wilson to fullfill this role. Raponi is in consultation with Iwi and Hapu through and is exercising our thoughts through wananga. you can also follow Raponi's korero on facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/tapuikareserves/
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