Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke (Rāpaki) Rūnanga has applied to extend the Lyttelton Harbour/Whakaraupō Mātaitai Reserve to include the outer harbour, adjoining the eastern boundary of the existing reserve.
The closing date for submissions is 5 PM on Monday 28th March 2022.
For more information see the Fisheries New Zealand website.
After the local community consultation period has closed, Fisheries New Zealand will hold a second consultation. The second consultation will invite submissions from persons who take fish, aquatic life or seaweed, or own quota, and whose ability to take such fish, aquatic life or seaweed, or whose ownership interest in quota may be affected by the proposed mātaitai reserve.
MPI Consultation Document - Map of the proposed extension to the Lyttelton Harbour/Whakaraupō Mātaitai Reserve
MPI Consultation Document - Application from Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke (Rāpaki) Rūnanga to extend the Whakaraupo Mātaitai Reserve