Hastings Mayor Sandra Hazlehurst says the agreement announced today is a very positive outcome for Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated, Craggy Range Winery and the wider community.
”I am very supportive of the parties coming together as I have been from the beginning when they first came in to my office for initial meetings in early January 2018.
“The agreement signed today by Craggy Range Winery and Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated, on behalf of whānau/hapū/iwi, is consistent with the current process Council is undertaking with other stakeholders and its Te Mata Peak Project Team. The three phase approach, which includes a cultural assessment and landscape assessment, will inform the work Craggy Range Winery and Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated are doing on the design of the track.
“I will continue to support a positive outcome by working together with all the stakeholders and interest groups, who have come together as the Te Mata Track Reference Group, to ensure we come to a suitable option for all of our community.
She says given the unique circumstances of the Te Mata Peak track and the intense public interest, it is likely that public notification will be required for the resource consent of a new track.
5 June 2018
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