A new online form designed to make it easier for iwi, hapū and whānau making applications for recognition of customary interests under the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act is now available here [note 29 June 2017: link removed as the deadline has passed and the form is offline].
Marine and Coastal Area Manager Rhonda Taylor says the online form is easy to use.
“We've included a Google Map drawing tool so people can outline their application area as well as describing it,” says Rhonda. “Then the form can be submitted simply by the click of a button."
“The paper form will still be available to download for those who prefer to use a hard copy.”
Iwi, hapū and whānau are reminded that the deadline for applications is 3 April 2017.
Applicants can also ring 0800 TOMACA (0800 866222) or visit this page for more information.