Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Ngati Paoa Trust Board Remains Steadfast Against The Kennedy Point Marina, Waiheke Island.

Despite SKP coming to an agreement with the developers to give up their fight against the construction of a marina at Kennedy Point, the Ngati Paoa Trust Board gives no such undertaking.

In 2016, a resource consent for this marina was granted by the Environment Court based on the evidence of one person of Ngati Paoa who did not hold Rangatiratanga status.

The Trust Board has been silenced in its desire to present a Cultural Values Assessment (CVA) by successive colonial courts which goes against all the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi (Tauranga Environmental Society vs Transpower New Zealand).

The Trust Board has been alongside SKP (the community of Waiheke Island) for the last 4 years waiting for an opportunity to present its cultural objections to the courts. This opportunity has been continually denied to those who are kaitiaki.

The Trust Board Co chair, Danella Roebeck says the recent headlines of ‘white privilege’ can be applied in this instance, as money has been the driving force in this whole fiasco; a marina SHOULD NOT be built through the gateway of Putiki Bay.

The Trust Board stands in solidarity with the Protect Putiki - Kennedy Point occupation by our iwi and the wider community of Waiheke Island.

We call on our PSGE the Ngati Paoa Iwi Trust to join us and publicly state that the resource consent issued in 2016 was wrong and should be revisited. The Trust Board states, “Ngati Paoa to be unified against the constant degradation of Ngati Paoa significant sites, which is what ‘Tino Rangatiratanga’ and ‘Mana Motuhake’ demands of us for the well-being of Ngati Paoa.”


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The America’s Cup, Critical Race Theory And A New, Weekly Music Playlist

So… Why don’t they just cut to the chase, and call it the Emirates Cup? As this column predicted several months ago, the next America’s Cup challenge is headed overseas. Here’s what Werewolf said back in March:
Emirates has made a major commitment to Portsmouth/Isle of Wight as a sailing centre of excellence – and voila, that’s where the next challenger of record is coming from, and where the next Cup contest could well be sailed. Such incredible luck for Emirates, right..? More>>


Government: America’s Cup Decision

The Minister responsible for the America’s Cup has confirmed the joint Crown-Auckland Council offer to host the next regatta has been declined by the Board of Team New Zealand... More>>


Government: To Apologize For Dawn Raids

The Government will make a formal apology for the wrongs committed during the Dawn Raids of the 1970’s.
Between 1974 and 1976, a series of rigorous immigration enforcement policies were carried out that resulted in targeted raids on the homes of Pacific families... More>>


Trade: EU And UK FTAs Top Of List For First Ministerial Trip Since COVID-19

Trade and Export Growth Minister Damien O’Connor today announced details of his planned visit to the United Kingdom and European Union next week, where he will hold trade and agriculture discussions to further New Zealand’s economic recovery from COVID-19... More>>

Jewish Council: New Zealand Not Immune From Rise In Antisemitism

The representative body of New Zealand Jewry, the NZ Jewish Council (NZJC), has expressed concern about the high number of antisemitic incidents in New Zealand recorded last month. Spokesperson for the NZJC, Juliet Moses, said... More>>

NZNO: Nurses Reject DHB Offer And Confirm Strike Action

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation says its 30,000 members who work in DHBs have voted overwhelmingly to reject a second offer in their current round of multi-employer collective agreement (MECA) negotiations... More>>





InfoPages News Channels