27 Jul 2020

Ngāti Awa heads to court over water bottling

From Morning Report, 8:44 am on 27 July 2020

The fight to stop a major international company from taking a billion litres of water a year from the Awaiti Aquifer near Whakatane moves to the High Court in Rotorua today.

Ngāti Awa is appealing  the Bay of Plenty Regional Council's decision to grant Creswell New Zealand Limited consent for its proposed water bottling company.

It's not the first time the iwi has challenged the council's decision.

RNZ reporter Te Aniwa Hurihanganui is at the High Court.