16 Mar 2021

Government agencies attempted to 'do minimum' consultation with hapū group

From Morning Report, 8:47 am on 16 March 2021

Details have emerged of a concerted effort by transport agency Waka Kotahi and Heritage New Zealand to sideline a hapū group  from consultation over the building of a passing lane on State Highway 3 in Taranaki.

The government agencies together agreed to take a 'do minimum' approach with nga hapū o Poutama, but are now at odds over what that actually meant.

Taranaki Whanganui reporter Robin Martin has more.