14 Mar 2013

Small win for Maori over planned rubbish transfer station

6:50 pm on 14 March 2013

Some Maori residents in Rotorua have secured a small win - after withdrawing an application to the Environmental Court in a bid to oppose a rubbish transfer station being built in their neighbourhood.

The application was filed by John Tapiata, a resident in Ngapuna, the suburb where the station is proposed to be built by Transpacific Industries Group.

Mr Tapiata says the appeal was pulled back because of a number of reasons including time and cost.

He says the application was removed as a gesture of goodwill and Transpacific has now agreed to empty the bins of four marae in Ngapuna.