Recently the Kaikoura (Te Tai-o-Marokura) Marine Management Act was passed by Parliament.
This is the implementation by the government of the integrated strategy that Te Korowai o Te Tai o Marokura - the Kaikoura Coastal Marine Guardians – had developed over a number of years. This group drew on our experiences and examples of what has occurred in Fiordland. The process they undertook and the results they achieved are very similar: where community backed solutions were developed and agreed on for another very important coastal area. The ongoing success of the Fiordland initiative was regularly referred to by politicians and members of the public who were commenting in support of Te Korowai.