6 Jul 2018

Iwi challenges Otakiri Springs water consents

From Morning Report, 8:37 am on 6 July 2018

A Whakatane iwi is objecting to a Chinese-owned company being given consents to millions of litres of water for bottling. Te Runanga o Ngati Awa has lodged an appeal in the Environment Court opposing the consents which are part of an expansion of the Otakiri Springs water bottling plant near Whakatane. Leonie Simpson is chief executive of Te Runanga o Ngati Awa.