October 14, 2015
Lake Horowhenua harrassment intensifies
A Muaupoko claimant is accusing the police of turning a blind eye to the vandalism of buildings at Lake Horowhenua.
Philip Taueki says while he was away from the lake attending last week's Waitangi Tribunal hearing on the Muaupoko claim, every window was smashed in the former sailing club, which he is trying to turn into the base for a waka ama club.
The same night a heavy garden ornament was thrown threw a glass door at his supporter Anne Hunt's home.
He says while police called at Ms Hunt's home, they failed to follow up incidents at the lake.
"Our buildings are getting vandalised, we are getting threatened and assaulted, the police have done nothing, the mayor is on radio accusing us of causing the problems and still lying about the council’s or the mayor’s intention to ever restore Lake Horowhenua," Mr Taueki says.
To add insult to injury, he discovered during the Waitangi Tribunal hearing that the discharge from the urinals at the Levin Events Centre where the hearing was held went directly into the stormwater, which is piped into Lake Horowhenua.
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