8 Aug 2018

Iwi Chairs Forum leaders head to court over water rights

From Morning Report, 8:12 am on 8 August 2018

Iwi leaders have told the government they'll see them in court over Māori rights to freshwater. The leaders met Cabinet ministers in Ngaruawahia on Friday, where the politicians made it clear those rights are not up for debate. But now the iwi leaders say they have no choice but to go to court, given the government's unwillingness to negotiate with Māori on freshwater rights. RNZ political reporter Jo Moir has the story.