March 05, 2013
Council loses records of wāhi tapū
Manawatu District Council has lost its record of the region's wāhi tapū.
Taumata ō Te Rā Mārae representative George Kereama says when he asked to see a map of sites as part of the district plan review; he was told it could not be found.
He says it may be a book keeping blunder, with the person responsible for filing the confidential document having left the council without telling anyone where it might be kept.
The map and supporting documents are needed to stop developers damaging sacred sites.
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