July 24, 2020
Ihumaatao solution dragging on, not off
Tāmaki Makaurau MP Peeni Henare says it is a matter of time rather than will to resolve the stand-off at Ihumaatao.
Save Our Unique Landscape yesterday celebrated one year since they defied an eviction order from Fletcher Residential and blocked the bulldozers coming on to clear the site for housing.
Since then various stakeholders have been trying to find a resolution, including government officials and ministers, Kiingitanga and mana whenua.
He says attacking the Government won’t get Ihumaatao supporters what they want.
“Judith Collins made her position very clear the other day saying she would have dragged them off and let the development happen so we are committed still to resolving it, I understand a number of my colleagues have been in communication with the whānau there and other stakeholders and we are still going to strive and work hard to see that issue resolved,” Mr Henare says.
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