max
°
min
°
Location:
COLOR-Waatea logo 2016-final

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

06:00am - 07:00am
Ed Sheeran

Mayor shows support through Taueki award

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

More Stories

Lake Horowhenua owner Vivienne Taueki says a community service award she has received from Horowhenua District council doesn't make up for what she has endured trying to protect what is one of the country's most polluted lakes.

Horowhenua District Council Mayor Michael Feyen says Ms Taueki is an active member of the Muaupoko Cooperative Society, working to maintain ancestral lands and waterways, and she also provided advice and support to him on many matters, including employment, iwi land, Māori Land Court processes, hemp, and the history of Horowhenua.

Ms Taueki says the award should have gone first to her brother Philip.

She accepted because it came from the new mayor, who is trying to resolve some of the long standing issues raised by Muaupoko - against opposition from many of his councillors.

"We've still got a long way to go before Muaupoko could say this council is truly working towards what's best for the lake," Ms Taueki says.

The award also won't make up for the more than $100,000 in costs charged against her brother and her for appeals against resource consents which a recent Environment Court judgment indicates could have been issued illegally by Horizons Regional Council.

Copyright © 2018, UMA Broadcasting Ltd: www.waateanews.com


2018 FAST 300x140px tile
Radio-S1 2019 - 300x250-Masters

E-Tangata-14042019
Meanwhile, the planet is melting
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The latest state of the climate report by the World Meteorological Organisation out this month makes for some grim reading.
Fighting the Police when you can't see the evidence
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: I'm in the news this week. I have an ongoing case against the NZ Police in front of the Human Rights Review Tribunal regarding the Police breaching my privacy and my civil rights when Police gained access to my banking records minus a warrant.
A Mass surveillance response would be unacceptable
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: There are already murmurs being made that the GCSB, SIS and Police need mass surveillance powers to combat the extremism that erupted so violently towards Muslims in Christchurch last week.
0
TMP2
           

Submit

Glossary

 

Subscribe

Enter your email address to receive regular updates from Waatea News.
  • fb

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

06:00am - 07:00am