This submission is made by the Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board (the Trust Board) on behalf of Ngāti Tūwharetoa and Tūwharetoa Landowners, to the Minister for the Environment in relation to the Exposure draft for the National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity (the NPSIB).
In this submission the trust board voiced their concerns on the following issues in relation to the NPSIB:
- Inadequate direct engagement with Te Tiriti partners
- While the Trust Board welcome the intent to improve the position of tāngata whenua in the system and to provide national guidance on this important kaupapa,we question the genuine intent of the Crown to adequately resource our participation in the process
The trust boards submission can be read here.