Wairarapa hapū overwhelmed by support to buy back whenua

From Checkpoint, 5:52 pm on 9 April 2021

A Wairarapa hapū is overwhelmed by the support for their crowdfunding campaign for about $500,000 to buy back some of their whenua.

Ngāti Kahukuraawhitia wants to purchase 182 hectares by the Waiohine river in Wairarapa, to build a papakāinga for their descendants to live on.

The Givealittle page has raised over $40,000 already in just a day, but it's a race against time to pull the money together before tenders close Tuesday afternoon.

Meriana Johnsen reports.