Kia ora whānau and friends,
2020 has certainly been a year to remember. Our Protect Pukeiāhua campaign began three weeks into lockdown. It is now Day 229 - and we are still here!
The recent Ihumātao resolution has shown us that progress can be made in the struggle to preserve our land, our history and our mana motuhake. We want to thank the Ihumātao Campaign for being an inspiration and a road map for other struggles, like ours.
Now for a quick update...Our petition was formally read and tabled in Parliament on 28th July. Recently, the Māori Affairs Committee invited us to make a written submission on our petition by early February.
We have several projects kicking off soon, including a neighbourhood parakore initiative, school and community tours, and master planning for Pukeiāhua.
Thanks again for your support. Ngā mihi o te tau hou!