Post by Kiwi Frontline on Nov 22, 2017 17:01:09 GMT 12
WHAKATANE ROAD TO BE RESEARCHED
Ngai Taiwhakaea and the Whakatane District Council have agreed to jointly research the history of the road between Taiwhakaea Marae and Te Paroa Beach, which the Council believes to be a public road.
Hapu members of Ngai Taiwhakaea asserted their Mana Whenua and closed the road on September 28, claiming ownership and seeking acknowledgement from the Whakatane District Council, as tangata whenua from Taumata Kahawai to Tarawera River.
In the meantime, the gates which were preventing vehicle access will be opened from 6am to 7pm each day, as a sign of good faith......