Looking forward to making real gains for the Waiapu

LETTER

Re: ‘Not pleased about stalled management deal with iwi’, March 5 story.

It’s great to know that councillor Bill Burdett and the Mayor will work with representatives of Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou to establish the Waiapu Catchment Joint Management Committee. As our local councillor, Bill knows first-hand the challenges the current state of the Waiapu presents to local landowners, hapu and our communities.

When the council agreed the Waiapu JMA with Ngati Porou it showed its willingness to share decision-making with those most affected by, and connected to, the Waiapu.

We look forward to making tangible gains with Mayor Meng Foon, Bill and the wider council.

Herewini Te Koha

Chief executive, Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou

Re: ‘Not pleased about stalled management deal with iwi’, March 5 story.

It’s great to know that councillor Bill Burdett and the Mayor will work with representatives of Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou to establish the Waiapu Catchment Joint Management Committee. As our local councillor, Bill knows first-hand the challenges the current state of the Waiapu presents to local landowners, hapu and our communities.

When the council agreed the Waiapu JMA with Ngati Porou it showed its willingness to share decision-making with those most affected by, and connected to, the Waiapu.

We look forward to making tangible gains with Mayor Meng Foon, Bill and the wider council.

Herewini Te Koha

Chief executive, Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou

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