Thursday August 21, 2014   Last updated 22:06PM
max
°
min
°

On Air Now | Radio Waatea

10:00pm - 11:59pm
Whiua
Iwi
Massive irrigation scheme endorsed
Image Source: http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/photograph/19610/waitaki-irrigation-scheme

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

A Māori academic is backing a controversial water storage scheme in central Hawkes Bay.

Roger Maaka, the Dean of the Māori facility at the Eastern Institute of Technology, says the proposed Ruataniwha dam will provide employment and investment opportunities for iwi groups.

Professor Maaka says he has links to the four marae in the catchment area.

He has been a member of the Ruataniwha Water Storage Leadership Group for two and a half years.

He says the science he has seen indicates the environment and mauri of the Makaroro, Waipawa and Tukituki rivers will be enhanced by the scheme.

Professor Maaka says it is vital that local Māori and hapū play a key role in the scheme.



Copyright © 2013, Uma Broadcasting Ltd

Comments


Post comment:

Name*
Email*
Will not be published

Maximum of 1750 characters (about 300 words)
In order to assist us in reducing spam, please type the characters you see:
spam control image
I have read and accepted the terms and conditions

These comments are moderated. Your comment, if approved, may not appear immediately. Please direct any queries about comment moderation to webmaster@waatea603am.co.nz
WEBAD - TWoAotearoa - Computing
NEW RELEASE: The Whole World's Watching
Moana & The Tribe

Te Wero 15/08/2014 - Part One
Te Wero 2014: Tina Wickliffe and Dale Husband present a flax-roots analysis of the Te Tai Tonga electorate.
Te Wero 15/08/2014 - Part Two
Te Wero 2014: Te Tai Tonga candidate debate with Rino Tirikatene (Labour), Ngaire Button (Maori Party) and Georgina Beyer (MANA). Facilitated by Willie Jackson.
Te Wero 15/08/2014 - Part Three
Te Wero 2014: Talkback with Merepeka Raukawa Tait.
Manako 20082014 - Pt 5 of 6 Mamae Takerei
Mamae Takerei | Politicians arrive at Koroneihana
Manako 20082014 - Pt 4 of 6 Dr Rose Pere
Dr Rose Pere | Humanitarian Day - Peace is the only huarahi
TWP 20082014 - Metiria Turei
Green co leader Metiria Turei | The Green launched their campaign in the weekend. Metiria elaborates on some of the parties policies
TWP 20082014 - Toni Waho
Te Runanganui O Nga Kura Kaupapa Maori Toni Waho | One of the people designing a new curriculum for kura kaupapa Maori says it will give the sector a platform for consistent performance.
TWP 20082014 - Dr Jackie Blue
Dr Jackie Blue | Getting young people into work is about preparing them for work and ensuring they have ongoing support: sustainable youth employment isnt a tick the box exercise.
Dirty Politics
OPINION: What a fascinating last couple of weeks it’s been in politics. There seems no doubt that the entry of Kim Dotcom into national politics has created a frenzy never seen before.
Talent might not be enough
OPINION: Lately I have been mediating political debates on behalf of Maori Radio.
Race Card Time
OPINION: You know there is an election on when politicians start playing the race card. And that’s what’s been happening over the last few weeks.
0
WEBAD - Fortis Cars Ad1
WaateaFuneral
 
TMP2

Opinion Poll

Te Wero 2014 Poll - Who are you most likely to vote for in the Te Tonga electorate?
Rino Tirikatene - Labour
Georgina Beyer - MANA
Ngaire Button - Maori Party
Dora Langsbury - Green
p waateap listenp podcastp rssp facebookp twittercontactus

Submit


Glossary

Subscribe

To receive regular updates from Waatea News.