18 Oct 2017

Fletcher rejects claims of destroying sacred Ihumātao

From Morning Report, 8:49 am on 18 October 2017

Construction company Fletcher is rejecting claims its housing development on Ihumatao will destroy sacred Maori land. On Tuesday Pania Newton from Save Our Unique Landscape told Morning Report she doesn't want the development to go ahead as it may destroy archaelogical sites.

But Fletcher says it has walked the land with iwi to identify areas to be protected. Fletcher's chief executive of Residential and Land Development Steve Evans joins us.

To hear Pania Newton's interview from Tuesday, listen here: