• Brief History

    In 1985 Fulton Hogan had plans to mine the centre of the Blackhead headland site to 50 metres below sea level and then blast an opening into the ocean creating a safe boat harbour. Destroying the headland completely.
    The Friends of Blackhead achieved with negotiations with the Department of Conservation and Fulton Hogan the placement of a Covenant over an area of the headland in 1991 to stop the quarry spill destroying the rare basalt rock formations, the Roman Baths and Dock.

    A condition of the covenant was that the rubble covering the rock formations was cleared away, and further spill be redirected away from the protected covenant areas. After 18 years, this has not been carried out.

    To ensure the covenant conditions are fulfilled a public campaign has been launched to rally support through the reformation of the Friends of Blackhead, and to negotiate again with Blackhead Quarries and DOC to restore the headland treasures for the public to once again enjoy.

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Mana Whenua

Mana whenua: customary authority exercised by an iwi or hapu in an identified area.

The Manawhenua of Otago are the Kai Tahu


Appendix I: Glossary (definitions from the Resource Management Act 1991)

Consent authority: the Minister of Conservation, a regional council, a territorial authority, or a local authority that is both a regional council and a territorial authority, whose permission is required to carry out an activity for which a resource consent is required under this Act.

Effect: this includes –

(a) Any positive or adverse effect; and

(b) Any temporary or permanent effect; and

(c) Any past, present, or future effect; and

(d) Any cumulative effect which arises over time or in combination with other effects – regardless of the scale, intensity, duration, or frequency of the effect, and also includes –

(e) Any potential effect of high probability; and

(f) Any potential effect of low probability which has a high potential impact.

Environment: this includes –

(a) Ecosystems and their constituent parts, including people and communities; and

(b) All natural and physical resources; and

(c) Amenity values; and

(d) The social, economic, aesthetic, and cultural conditions which affect the matters stated in paragraphs (a) to (c) of this definition or which are affected by those matters.

Iwi authority: the authority that represents an iwi and that is recognised by that iwi as having authority to do so.

Kaitiakitanga: the exercise of guardianship by the tangata whenua of an area in accordance with tikanga Māori in relation to natural and physical resources; it includes the ethic of stewardship.

Local authority: a regional council or territorial authority.

Mana whenua: customary authority exercised by an iwi or hapu in an identified area.

Tangata whenua (in relation to a particular area): the iwi, or hapu, that holds mana whenua over that area.

Tikanga Māori: Māori customary values and practices.

Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi): has the same meaning as the word ‘Treaty’ as defined in section 2 of the Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975.


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