The tangatatiaki of East Otago, on behalf of Kati Huirapa Runaka have lodged an application to the Ministry for Primary Industries for a mataitai reserve on the Waikouaiti River. A public meeting was held on 3rd September 2014 at Puketeraki Marae to discuss the application. Click on the links below for the application and the mataitai fact sheet. All enquiries regarding the application should be sent to the Runaka Office, 121 Grimness St, Karitane. Phone (03) 465 7300 or email email@example.com.
Update: The Mataitai Reserve on the Waikouaiti River was granted by the Ministry for Primary Industries on the 21st July 2016.
Mataitai fact sheet