23 Jun 2020

Iwi want to block Auckland bid to draw water from Waikato River

From Morning Report, 7:20 am on 23 June 2020

Waikato iwi want to block Auckland Council's bid to more than double the city's daily water grab from the Waikato River.

Auckland's mayor has asked the Environment Select Committee to add the consent to the list of 11 fast-tracked projects on the Covid-19 Recovery Bill.

Those responsible for protecting the river say Auckland's drought crisis is nothing to do with Covid-19.

Rachel Thomas reports.