14 Jul 2010

Maori trust board given voice in council affairs

8:56 am on 14 July 2010

The Institute of Public Administration has given a joint award to the Taupo District Council and the Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board for the way tangata whenua have been given a voice in council affairs.

Strategic relationships manager Dylan Tahou says about 60% of the land in the council's boundaries is multi-owned Maori land.

He told Waatea News that meant it was vital the parties find ways to work together two - three years ago, on resource consents.