27 May 2020

Waitangi Tribunal report finds breaches over burial site

From Midday Report, 12:40 pm on 27 May 2020

A Waitangi Tribunal report has found systemic breaches by the Crown led to the desecration and development of a historically significant burial site in Waikanae north of Wellington.  

The report released today found there were a series of failings by the Crown which prejudiced the iwi and lead to the loss of ownership and control of the Kārewarewa urupā, and its desecration when a housing development went ahead on its site.

RNZ's reporter, Te Aniwa Hurihanganui, spoke to Māni Dunlop about the findings