Post by Kiwi Frontline on Jan 12, 2017 16:14:35 GMT 12
MAUNGAHARURU TANGITU TO GIFT BACK FOUR RESERVES
Today marks 150 years since the Crown's illegal confiscation of almost all hapū lands of Maungaharuru Tangitū in northern Hawke's Bay. As part of its cultural redress, they are set to receive four significant Department of Conservation reserves, which they will then gift back to New Zealand.
The four sites are Boundary Stream Scenic Reserve, Bellbird Bush Scenic Reserve, and the balance of Opouahi Scenic Reserve in the Maungaharuru Range, as well as the coastal Whakaari Landing Place Reserve.
All of the areas have significant cultural and historical significance to the hapū and integral to the mana and identify of the hapū......