Our plans

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council must recognise and provide for the vision, objectives and desired outcomes of the Kaituna River Document in the Regional Policy Statement (RPS). Proposed Change 5 (Kaituna River) will be the second co-governance change to be included in the RPS and it is specific to the Kaituna River and its tributaries.
Proposed Change 5 (Kaituna River) is open for public submissions which close at 4pm on Tuesday, 10 August 2021. Click here for more information.

The Tapuika Claims Settlement Act 2014 directed the production of the Kaituna River Document as a tool to empower local iwi and councils to guide better care of their awa and its tributaries.

Following drafting and a period of consultation with tangata whenua and the wider community, the Kaituna River Document was finalised and approved by Te Maru o Kaituna River Authority on 22 June 2018, and took effect from 1 August 2018.

The Kaituna River Action Plan was then developed by Te Maru O Kaituna to outline how we would deliver on the vision and objectives of the Kaituna River Document, in partnership with contributing organisations and the wider community.

Influence of the Kaituna River Document and Action Plan