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

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

09:00am - 11:00am
Ed Sheeran

Ihumātao development step too far

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

More Stories

Supporters of an occupation at Ihumātao are in Wellington today to march on Parliament to demand the government take action to stop development of the land and return it to mana whenua.

Qiane Matata Sipu says Save Our Unique Landscape is hoping for a high level ministerial welcome, given the Government’s rhetoric about listening to Māori.

She says the fact the land was farmed for 150 years and then sold to Fletcher Building can’t hide the fact it was lived on for 800 years before it was confiscated in 1863.

As a green open space that is vital for the health and welfare of the neighbouring village.

"All the other construction that happens around the airport or the factories that are going up, the desecration to our awa, to our moana, to our whenua, all of those things are happening to us at Ihumātao. This last piece of land was really the final straw. The current generation are saying kao, no more now, that's enough. We need that wrong to be made right," Matata Sipu says.

The SOUL march for Ihumātao leaves from Te Wharewaka on Wellington’s waterfront at noon.

Copyright © 2019, UMA Broadcasting Ltd: www.waateanews.com

MUMA2

matariki x
E-Tangata-11082019
LETSLEARN-86
 
Tracey Martin finally talks the talk & why Kelvin Davis must not resign from Corrections
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Two major events occurred last week that require comment.
Ihumātao | He Raupatu Tuarua | A Second Confiscation
Dr Rawiri Taonui; This column investigates how the proposed Fletcher Residential development at Ihumātao, the National government’s Special Housing Area policy and the preoccupation of the Auckland Council, the courts and statutory bodies on preserving Māori culture as an icon of the past rather than restoring the living relationship between Māori and their whenua constitutes a second confiscation
TVNZ Journalist blames Māori, not Oranga Tamariki.
OPINION - Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: TVNZ Journalist Jehan Casinader, has written a remarkably shallow evaluation of the corrosive Orange Tamariki child uplift programme and has bewilderingly concluded the problem is Māori, not the policy.
0
TMP2
           

Submit

Glossary

 

Subscribe

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

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

09:00am - 11:00am