17 Jul 2018

Ngāti Whātua Orākei should pay for pou - Shane Jones

From Morning Report, 8:29 am on 17 July 2018

A proposal to build a monument on the scale of the Statue of Liberty at Bastion Point has been rubbished by NZ First MP Shane Jones. The plan for a 30 to 50-metre tall statue of Papatuanuku has already received $1 million in development funding from Auckland Council. Shane Jones says it's laughable Aucklanders are funding it. He tells Philippa Tolley with all the iwi's wealth, Ngāti Whātua Orākei should pay for the pou itself, and Phil Goff should get his priorities right before pledging financial support.