16 Jun 2020

Hapū demands answers over food pit consultation

From Morning Report, 7:49 am on 16 June 2020

A Ngaruawāhia hapū is demanding to know why they were not properly consulted about a decision to destroy 300-year-old food pits. 

Excavation of the rua, which give the town its name, stopped in early May, after protests from local hapū.

The hapū chair is hoping a hui with officials later this week will shed some light on what went wrong and where to go from here.

Meriana Johnsen reports.