6 Feb 2020

Ihumatao Kaitiaki

From Waitangi Day 2021, 10:29 am on 6 February 2020

The kaitiaki of Ihumatao have been protecting their whenua for over three years now and just over six months ago, they were issued with an eviction notice, which caused a ground swell of support from around the country for the land to be returned to mana whenua. The land is currently owned by Fletcher Enterprises but discussions have been had with the Kiingitanga, SOUL and the Government for its return. Mana whenua and members of SOUL - Save Our Unique Landscape - Qiane Matata-Sipu and Haki Wilson spoke with Shannon Haunui-Thomspson.

Qiane Matata-Sipu, Kiingi Tūheitia and Pania Newton.

Photo: RNZ / Eden Fusituá

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