Cartoon - Ngati Manuhiri enters fight on landfill

By: Danny Sotwers

After keeping his cards close to his chest for months, Ngati Manuhiri Settlement Trust chairman Mook Hohneck told a gathering in Wellsford last week that his iwi will oppose the proposed landfill in the Dome Valley.

 “I want to make it clear that Ngati Manuhiri completely oppose the tip. There’s no mitigation – it’s just in the wrong location.”

He explained that Ngati Manuhiri had not disclosed its position on the landfill until now “in order to keep its powder dry”, while it quietly collected ecology and hydrology reports.

“We can all have this hui, but the fight has to be taken to the boardroom. Our role is to lead with lawyers and cut the snake’s head off at the source,” he said. ... read more

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