August 16, 2021
Council funds iwi to help with mahi
Greater Wellington is boosting funding for the six iwi in its region, with Taranaki Whānui the first to sign revised agreements.
The funding is to build the capacity of iwi to partner, co-design and deliver on work programmes alongside the regional council.
Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust chair Holden Hohaia says the increased funding is an indication council recognises the importance of the voice of Māori.
Nigel Corry, who takes over as the council’s chief executive next month, says affected programmes will include catchment and environment work as well as strategy and policy development.
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