Chronological History of Marae Development
Cambridge Borough Council received a request from the Marae Trustees to exchange the Cook Street site for the Bracken Street site - Allotment 90B
Council agrees to Marae Committee request to relocate to Allotment 90B
Lease agreement signed for Allotment 90B, effective from 1 May 1977
Council receives letter from Department of Lands and Survey advising that the Minister for Lands has granted approval in principle to granting a lease on Allotment 90B in terms of Section 54 (1) (b) of the Reserves Act 1977
Council agrees in principle with concept of a Multi-cultural Marae and to re-designate Allotment 90B as Maori Reserve Land subject to report of Department of Lands and Survey and legal implications.
Council received a report that analysis a number of sites. The corner site, Allotment 90A, is the preferred option.
Council initiates steps to change the Council lease from 90B (central site) to 90A (corner site) and to make the site a Maori Reserve.
Council advertises Revocation notice for allotment (corner site)
Council resolved that at the time of the District Scheme Review, to make the Marae Development a conditional use on the site.
Council hears objections to Revocation and supports Revocation of the Reserve. Seeks guidance from Department of Lands and Survey to implement that decision.
Reply from Department of Lands and Survey that the next step is to approach the Minister of Lands to revoke the reservation
Council requests Department of Lands and Survey to proceed with revocation process. Letter sent to Trustees advising, of Council's decision and to include the Marae within the Review of the District Scheme.
Funding detail of Kohanga Reo given to Council.
Meeting held with Council, Department of Conservation, Department of Lands and Survey, Kohanga Reo and the Trust to discuss what steps need to be taken to proceed with the proposal.
Council sent letter to all parties outlining required steps:
a: Transfer of Council lease from 90B to 90A (now complete)
b: Survey of Allotment 90A (now complete)
c: Presentation by Trust of a development plan and funding programme to initiate the Scheme Change and satisfy Department of Lands and Survey for revocation purposes.
Council receives advice from Department of Conservation that revocation can be re-advertised in conjunction with the Scheme Change.
Council receives advice from Trustees of the above 3 steps. Letter of Trustees referred to Government Departments for comment.
Council receives letter from Department of Conservation that re-advertising of revocation required as "too much time has elapsed to consider that exercise (previous advertising) as still holding good today"
Council initiates Scheme Change no 22 to create a "Multi Cultural Marae Zone". Council informs the Department of Conservation that it is satisfied with the funding program and that subject to a satisfactory outcome of the Scheme Change, urges the Department to proceed with revocation.
Scheme Change No 22 and revocation advertised.
Cross objections advertised
Scheme Change and reserves objection heard then hearing adjourned.
Hearing reconvened and Council withdraws the Scheme Change No 22. Council withdraws any further action on the revocation in the meantime.
Council initiates a new Scheme Change No 24 and also the revocation process.
Cross objections advertised.
Hearing of objections, cross objections and submissions.
Decision of Council - now the subject of appeal. NOTE: The appeal only relates to the Scheme Change not the revocation of the reserve.
Withdrawal of objections.
Obtained Deed of Lease for Land
Building begins on Stage 1 - Kohanga Reo
Kohanga Reo - Official Opening - Open Day