11 Sep 2009

Consistent approach urged on water

7:09 am on 11 September 2009

Tainui leader Tukoroirangi Morgan wants all iwi singing from the same songsheet on water ownership, management and allocation.

An Iwi Water forum is holding regional hui to get feedback for its next round of discussions with the Crown.

Mr Morgan told Waatea News the forum has working principles which are widely accepted by iwi around the country.

He says water allocation is handled at local government level, which means that too often Maori interests miss out to the demands from power generators and farmers.