Post by Kiwi Frontline on Apr 20, 2019 17:08:30 GMT 12
PM VISITS WAIPATU MARAE, HASTINGS
“I acknowledge Louisa Wall, Kelvin Davis, Willie Jackson, and especially Meka Whaitiri," said Ardern, "She has maintained that spirit that Parekura [Horomia] had, working always on behalf and for the people, and Meka, I acknowledge that- that is exactly who you are and what you do.”
Despite the positive atmosphere, the iwi still put their issues to the government.
Ngahiwi Tomoana, the chair of Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated, said, “We offer to the prime minister today that we have local solutions to local problems if the government could relax some of its own laws and structures and bureaucracy around us to find our own solutions.”.....