Post by Kiwi Frontline on Feb 28, 2020 4:00:41 GMT 12
ROTORUA LAKES COUNCILLORS DIVIDED OVER INCREASED FUNDING FOR TE TATAU O TE ARAWA,
A "junket" to Ashburton and increased funding for an iwi partnership group saw a verbal to-and-fro at a Rotorua Lakes Council meeting on Thursday.
It began as councillor Reynold Macpherson was critical of a proposal to increase annual funding for Te Tatau o te Arawa from $250,000 to $372,500.
Council manahautū Māori (Māori manager) Gina Rangi recommended the $122,500 increase in funding, which she said would be used to employ a fixed-term project manager to support engagement and complete the Te Arawa Vision project.....