11 Jun 2021

Hīkoi on the way to Far North District Council over Significant Natural Areas

From Morning Report, 7:27 am on 11 June 2021

A hīkoi will this morning make its way to the Far North District Council offices in Kaikohe.

The march is in opposition to proposed SNA - or Significant Natural Area - land restrictions. 

On Wednesday, Ministers called a halt to council plans that would see about 42 percent of land in the Far North redesignated as SNAs.

Those marching say the plans amount to a land grab and the council must work with iwi to create a plan to protect local biodiversity instead of imposing rules. 

Te Poari o Ngāti Wai chief executive Hūhana Lyndon spoke to Gyles Beckford.