June 10, 2020
Te reo evidence not in Aotea dumping plan
A member of an iwi challenging the dumping of dredging waste from the Auckland Harbour near to Great Barrier says Auckland Council continues to put impediments in the way of Māori.
Kelly Klink from Ngāti Rehua Ngātiwai ki Aotea says the council has informed her there will be no Māori sitting on the decision making committee when we make submissions on the plan.
The council is also unable to translate its technical reports and evidence into Māori.
However, it is prepared to hear her evidence in te reo, and a translator is being arranged for the session.
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