Post by Kiwi Frontline on Feb 10, 2021 3:13:08 GMT 12
'THE GOVT MUST ADDRESS WATER RIGHTS': IWI APPEALS AGAINST OTAKIRI SPRINGS BOTTLING PLANT DECISION
The fight to prevent a water bottling plant expansion near Whakatāne is far from over, with iwi seeking to appeal against a recent High Court decision dismissing their opposition to the plant.
"As kaitiaki and mana whenua we have a responsibility to act when decisions impact the natural resources within our rohe," she said.
Successive governments have failed to address the very real issue of water rights in New Zealand. It is only fair that Government work with Māori as partners to address the issues of water quality, allocation and broader issues that impact our environment......