29 Nov 2019

Ihumātao protesters still not sure about future of land

From Morning Report, 8:15 am on 29 November 2019

Protesters occupying Ihumātao are still in the dark about the future of the whenua despite Fletcher Building saying a solution is expected soon.

At the annual meeting yesterday, chair Bruce Hassall defended the company's record, saying it bought the land in good faith, and had done everything by the book, even delaying work on the site when asked to by the Government.

He said Fletcher Building had been advised that the government was hopeful of achieving a resolution by the end of the year.

Pania Newton, who is a Fletcher Building shareholder and a co-leader of the group leading the protection movement at Ihumatao, was at the meeting.

She speaks to Susie Ferguson.