Iwi

Chatham Rock Phosphate (Managing the response to a proposal for Deep Sea Phosphate Mining)

Envirostrat successfully led the response of New Zealand’s largest tribe to a proposal for deep sea phosphate mining on the Chatham Rise, NZ. Developed and executed a strategy to refute the evidence presented by the applicant through a 3 month hearing process, including engaging and managing experts in economics, ecology, ecotoxicology, planning, and international best practice. There were a number of unresolved issues, including the impact on existing fisheries and cultural interests, the need for adaptive management in the context of very large infrastructure development, restoration techniques using the precautionary principle, and the reliance of modelling as a proxy for…
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February 12, 2020
IwiPublic Sector

West Coast Regional Council ‘One Window’ feasibility and options analysis

Envirostrat prepared a review for the West Coast Regional Council, in consultation with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), and Ngati Waewae as part of a programme of work known as ‘One Window’. The review identifies concrete actions to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of minerals permitting / consenting for all participants in the process, including regulators, industry, iwi, and interested stakeholders. Following an extensive look into the efficiency of the existing permit requirements, Envirostrat produced a number of recommendations relating to coordination, standardisation and delegation to improve the minerals permitting process for all involved.
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February 12, 2020
Iwi

Mussel Spat Farm Investment Case – 90 Mile Beach

EnviroStrat prepared the Investment Case for an open ocean 1,200 ha Mussel Spat Farm off 90 Mile Beach for three far north tribes and the aquaculture sector to address a critical risk to future growth of the mussel sector. EnviroStrat worked with the three tribes, industry, stakeholders, and MPI, as well as potential investors throughout the process. The investment case involved strategic assessment, consideration of social, environmental, cultural and economic factors, detailed financial modelling, legal analysis and engineering design.
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February 12, 2020
IwiPublic Sector

Waikato and Waipa River Restoration Strategy

Envirostrat led the development and drafting of a long-term action plan that prioritises and guide $300M of future investment in restoration activities for the Waikato River Authority, river tribes, councils and industry. This restoration strategy ultimately provides for the attainment of the Vision and Strategy for the Waikato River, which is the guiding document that underpins freshwater management in NZ’s largest watershed.
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February 12, 2020
Impact InvestmentIwi

Tai Timu Tai Pari Sea Change – New Zealand’s first Marine Spatial Plan

Envirostrat Director Dr Nigel Bradly was the lead Author of New Zealand’s first Marine Spatial Plan, in the Hauraki Gulf. Sea Change was a collaboratively developed initiative with representation from environmental groups, the community, commercial sectors and Māori. Sea Change had a focus on spatial and strategic prioritisation for commercial fishing, new marine protected areas, water quality improvements, ‘blue infrastructure’ and growth of aquaculture. Key to its success was the integration across different levels of government (national and regional), across the land / sea interface, and across different economic sectors. The implementation pathways include regulatory reform, impact investment in key…
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February 12, 2020
Iwi

Restoration of Te Waihora / Lake Ellesmere

Envirostrat was engaged by Te Runanga o Ngāi Tahu to prepare a restoration strategy for Te Waihora and surrounding catchment, as current approaches that rely on government grants are not having the required impact on the highly impacted estuarine lake and catchment. Envirostrat identified innovative approaches to monetising and scaling restoration through payment for ecosystem services including carbon forestry, trialling blue carbon within the lake, use of freshwater / brackish macroalgae for nutrient removal, wetland creation for both water quality and biodiversity impact, as well as environmental impact investment.
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February 12, 2020
IwiPrivate SectorPublic Sector

Marine Spatial Planning – Sea Change

Envirostrat Managing Director Nigel Bradly was appointed as lead author for New Zealands first marine spatial plan.  Sea Change was a collaboratively developed, co-governance approach to integrated marine spatial planning using a co-governance approach with a partnership between commercial sectors, local tribes and regional and national government agencies. The focus was on spatial and strategic prioritisation for commercial fishing, new marine protected areas, water quality improvements, and aquaculture development opportunities alongside grassroots, community led initiatives to empower local communities and groups.
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February 12, 2020
IwiPrivate Sector

Meridian Energy and Ngāi Tahu – Complex Stakeholder Engagement

Meridian Energy was seeking to develop Project Aqua – what would have been the largest ever infrastructure development in New Zealand. This was a high profile and controversial initiative to create a six-dam hydro scheme on a canal parallel to the Waitaki River in the South Island of New Zealand. Retained to work between Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu (TRONT), Meridian and its consultants to ensure cultural perspectives were taken into account when identifying and planning the mitigation measures for Project Aqua Worked with TRONT staff and individual Rūnanga to identify the cultural concerns associated with Project Aqua through a…
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February 12, 2020