C H A P T E R 5 O T A G O R E G I O N
KÄITAHU KI OTAGONATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PLAN 2005
TE ROHE O OTAGO
Na Te Timatanga Me Te Waiatatanga Mai o Te Atua
Nä Te Po, Ko Te AoNä Te Ao, Ko Te Ao MaramaNä Te Ao Marama, Ko Te Ao TuroaNä Te Ao Turoa. Ko Te KoretewhiwhiaNä Te Koretewhiwhia, Ko Te RaweaNä Te Rawea, Ko Te KoretetamauaNä Te Koretetamaua, Ko Te KorematuaE moe ana Maku i MahoranuiateaKa Puta Ko RakiTuatahi e moe ana Raki i Pokoharua-i-Te-PöTuarua e moe ana Papatüänuku
This chapter outlines the issues, objectives and policies for the entire Otago Region including Air and Atmosphere, Coastal Environment and Pounamu.Included in this chapter is a description of the Käi Tahu ki Otago values,Wai Mäori, Wähi Tapu, Mahika Kai and Biodiversty and CulturalLandscapes.Catchment specific issues and policies are listed in the Catchment Chapters6 – 10.
5.1OTAGO REGION DESCRIPTION
TE WHÄKITAKA O TE ROHE ÖTÄKOU
The Otago region is dynamic and diverse, a jigsaw piece in the wider tapestry of Te Waipounamuand the traditions and customs that bind our people to the land and sea. Otago is a part of theMurihiku region of Te Wai Pounamu, that area south of the Waitaki River. The trails and resourcegathering places of our people were widespread throughout Otago, the seasonal travel and placesof encampment ensured the depth of association and traditions were continuously renewed andtransferred to succeeding generations. Reliance on the oral custom of knowledge transfer ensuresthat the landscape is imbued with fantastic stories, that traditional place names are descriptive of allaspects of the life and times of our people, and the whakapapa linkages are maintained.