21 Sep 2011

Hapu supports Auckland 30-year plan

6:19 am on 21 September 2011

An Auckland hapu says it approves of a 30-year plan for the future of the city.

Auckland Council is calling for public submissions on its long-term development blueprint which addresses growth, economic and social issues.

The council previously announced that it aims to fulfil tangata whenua aspirations to increase Maori village settlements, or papakainga.

A spokesperson for Ngati Whatua o Orakei says he likes the plan for 75% of future growth to be in existing urban areas.

Ngarimu Blair says the key thing he appreciates about the proposal is that the population growth will not be spreading out onto remaining natural, heritage and rural areas.