The application and AEE describes the anticipated environmental effects of the project, including cultural effects.

In addition, a Cultural Effects Assessment (CEA) has been prepared, which further details tangata whenua values and cultural effects through their relationships with the resources or site (and surrounds) subject to the refinery’s proposal. The methodology for the CEA is based on the relationship of Maori and their culture and traditions with their ancestral lands, water, sites, waahi tapu and other taonga. The CEA has considered the implications of the proposal for the knowledge and practice of Kaitiakitanga by tangata whenua over their taonga; and whether the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi are affected by the proposal.

A copy of the CEA can be found here together with a copy of the updated independent peer review here.

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