Environment Canterbury has employed me (Jenna Scott) to help support Waihao and Arowhenua Rūnanga in Environment Canterbury matters, particularly resource consents. Dame Margaret initiated this support role with the rūnanga a couple of years ago, in light of the fact that the rūnanga are still in the process of establishing a business entity. I am on secondment to the Tuia team from Environment Canterbury’s consents team and will report to David Perenara-O’Connell.

My role is to support and build the capacity of the Ngāi Tahu Papatipu Rūnanga in South Canterbury to enable Environment Canterbury to meet its relationship and statutory roles and responsibilities. This role will provide technical and administrative support and liaison functions amongst the various representatives (eg CWMS), the Papatipu Rūnanga, Environment Canterbury and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu.

I am likely to be in touch with you over resource consent and other issues that cross over Canterbury. My contact details are: [email protected] ph. 027 836 1740 or 03 687 7874. Nā Jenna Scott.