Te Ao Maori Questions - Document #2
Note: The following questions were provided to the officer on 7 August 2008 to enable time
for them to be considered before the hearing. The answers were dealt with at the hearing,
including in revisions to the tracked changes versions of the relevant provisions.
The Chairperson’s introductory remarks on 8 August 2008 stated that a second list of
pedantic wording issues had been provided to the officer. The Chairperson stated that the
first four items on that list arguably raised substantive issues so would be asked of the officer
when she made her introductory remarks. The Chairperson stated that the other wording
items related to detail rather than substance but if anyone would like a full copy of the list
they were welcome to have one and should ask the Hearings Administrator for a copy.
Te Ao Maori – Pedantic wording issues
1. 4.1.2 – near the end of the first paragraph – is “iwi resource environmental
management planning” the correct term?
2. 4.1.3 – should “waahi tupuna” be added after Waahi tapu in the heading?
3. 4.1.4 – in Water Quality and Demand, should (d) refer to “Access to and availability
of ...” and if so should “has” be “have”? (also Table 4.1(d))
4. 4.1.4 – Research (n) – is “and funding needs more resources” worded correctly?
5. 4.1.2 – second para – typo “are also significant”
6. 4.1.2 – the suggested insert refers to the “plan”. Other parts of the Plan (e.g.
Chapter 1) tend to use the term One Plan or Plan in upper case. Would it be
appropriate to continue this consistency and use upper case?
7. 4.1.3 – under the heading Taonga - third sentence – should “are” be “is”? (referring
back to relationship)
8. 4.1.3 – in “Kaitiakitanga” should “practice” in the penultimate line be “practise”?
9. 4.5 – Regional Iwi Projects – should the insert refer to iwi-initiated, with a hyphen?
10. 4.5 Joint Management Agreements project – change memoranda to memorandum?
11. 4.6 – Indicator - remove hyphen from con-ducted; remove hyphen from sem-inars;
12. 4.7 – correct heading Principal, in the first para insert “sections” or “ss” (depending
on what would be the preferred approach to use for consistency throughout the POP)
before 6(e), an “i” missing in decisionmaking in the first para (not sure if
decisionmaking should be one word, hyphenated or two words – I noticed when
doing IEW preparation that policy 3-4 uses two words and also noticed that the
officer’s report had changed that wording to decision-making – perhaps someone
could check a large dictionary and find out how it should be spelled?)
13. 4.7 change “First Schedule of” to “Schedule 1 to”? (Brookers refers to First Schedule
but the official version of the RMA refers to Schedule 1 and I believe Schedules are
“to” an Act but I am happy to be corrected if that belief is not correct)
14. Water body as defined in the RMA is two words. Would it be appropriate to change
references to “waterbodies” in the POP (e.g. Policy 4-3) to “water bodies”?
15. There are a number of different ways the Regional Council is referred to in this
chapter (and this is probably an issue for the wider Plan). Would it be desirable to
choose one or two ways and use those consistently? The same issue arises with
references to the RMA and also to the Region.
16. The last general query relates to the use of “land use” vs “land-use”, more from the
perspective of consistency in the POP rather than this particular chapter. I think that
some Environment Court judges use two words and some use the hyphenated term.
The definition of land use consent in the RMA uses two words so at least if the POP
refers to land use consent perhaps that should be two words? Perhaps someone
could look at a large dictionary to check what would be correct (apart from when the
defined term “land use consent” is)?