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E ngā mana, e ngā reo tēnā tātou kātoa ngā Uri o Ngāti Whātua
 

Ngā kōrerorero Pitopito o te wā

KEY MESSAGES FROM OUR CHAIR


This week has once again tested the relationship between Iwi and the Crown with their stance on tangihanga and their lack of trust in marae and hapū in managing the safety of our whānau.  I have not been impressed with the silence of our Māori leadership in parliament and the many Māori Government agency leads, charged with advocating on behalf of our people. We are watching and listening intently.
  
We have also seen the latest Budget of $900 million which although on the surface may seem positive is still a significant under-investment in enabling full whānau, hapū, and Iwi potential to flourish.

In our own Tribal lands, we also have the significant issue of the Dome Valley Landfill scheme, which we vehemently oppose.  

Our Iwi oppose this scheme for three reasons, the environmental impact, the lack of considered consultation with us as a Treaty partner and we believe there are other alternatives using emergent technologies that can create more local jobs to support local families to benefit the entire community.

Iwi collaboration has continued to grow throughout the COVID 19 Crisis and it has been magnificent to see the excellent work on the front lines by our Runanaga and Te Hauora teams distributing kai, awhi, and support to whānau.  

Kia kaha tātou, haere tonu.
 

TE RŪNANGA O NGĀTI WHĀTUA OPPOSES DOME VALLEY LANDFILL PLAN CHANGE AND RESOURCE CONSENT APPLICATIONS UPDATE

On 26 March 2020, Auckland Council notified applications for a Plan Change and Resource Consent for the proposed Dome Valley landfill (also known as 1232 State Highway 1, Wayby Valley). Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua will oppose the landfill and we actively encourage our Uri to do the same. 

We urge whānau, hapū, and marae to voice your concerns and submit a submission to Auckland Council before 25 May 2020 click here to make a submission.

AUCKLAND COUNCIL SUBMISSIONS

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whatua wish to support whānau to  submit applications and share your aspirations in the following ways:


Submission process


Wednesday, May 20th of May 7pm to 8pm 
  • Our team will host a live video session on Facebook to walk whānau through the Iwi position, we will also step through the submission process and provide a link to our online template so you can submit your own submission
  • We are also happy to host sessions specifically for Marae and whānau if you want more one to one sessions, please contact us if you would like to book a session.
  • If whānau want a submission package mailed to your home, let us know
  • To help us prepare and advance our position, we have established a forum for our Marae, Uri, and Post Settlement Governance Entities (PSGEs).  We have held one zoom meeting and intend to have more as we move our way through the process.
If you wish to be part of these meetings, would like a submission template package or you wish to comment on the Rūnanga submission, please register your interest at Runanga@ngatiwhatua.iwi.nz or give our office a call 09 4700 720.


Notes for Submissions

  • Submissions do not need to be in any great detail, but can simply outline the concerns held.  Submitters can provide further information at a hearing provided this is in line with the submission you have put forward. 

WHĀNAU SUPPORT FROM TE HA ORANGA

If whānau are needing support with kai, wai or housing please connect to Boyd Broughton: boyd.broughton@tehaoranga.co.nz and find out more about our services on  http://www.tehaoranga.com.

KIA MATAARA LEVEL 2 CONSIDERATION

Whānau as we are now in Level 2, do continue to take good care of yourselves, be safe and kind. 

Ngā mihi mahana,
Ngā Karere, Pou Whiri Pārongo: Communications Team

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