Post by Kiwi Frontline on Oct 28, 2016 16:02:37 GMT 12
DOC FACE BACKLASH FROM TARANAKI IWI FOR BACKING SEABED MINING COMPANY
Backlash against the Department of Conservation is mounting after they gave the green light to a seabed mining company.
One of Taranaki's eight iwi - Ngati Ruanui - have said DOC's decision not to submit may have cost the government a fast resolution to ongoing treaty settlements around Mt Taranaki with Ngati Ruanui and other iwi.
"There was no engagement, thats the real sadness in all of this, as treaty settlement partners we are supposed to work together," Kaiarataki of Te Runanga o Ngati Ruanui, Debbie Ngarewa-Packer said.