10 Aug 2009

Waikato River consultations

3:46 pm on 10 August 2009

Iwi and hapu along the Waikato River are being consulted on what a clean river means to them.

Waikato-Hauraki MP Nanaia Mahuta says legislation creating a co-management system for the river seems to be on hold as the Government works out whether it can simplify the proposed governance structure.

Meanwhile, Waatea News reports the National Institute for Water & Atmosphere is talking with iwi from Taupo to Port Waikato about what people expect and how water quality can be improved.

Ms Mahuta says the Government wants to see whether the Waikato river settlement can be used as a model for other areas.