29 Jun 2020

Parihaka settlement to get $14 million

From Morning Report, 7:17 am on 29 June 2020

The historical Taranaki settlement of Parihaka will receive up to $14 million for a new visitor centre, a new bridge and a new carpark that the government hopes will boost the local economy and provide much-needed jobs.

The news comes more than a century after the peaceful settlement was attacked and occupied by the crown and less than a year after the Parihaka Reconciliation Bill was passed.

In 2017 the crown formally apologised for the incident, which is remembered as one of the most traumatic colonial acts in Aotearoa's history.

Minister for Regional Economic Development Shane Jones speaks to Susie Ferguson.