Te Manu Korihi News for 17 September 2015
Water experts have been told that a critical challenge facing this country is that the governance and management of freshwater must recognise Maori interests. The comment has come from a member of the iwi leaders forum, the Chair of Te Arataura, the Waikato-Tainui executive, Rahui Papa to the Water New Zealand conference being held in Hamilton. The iwi leaders forum is in discussions with the government to make sure that iwi, hapu and whanau rights and interests in freshwater are not ignored. Here's our Waikato reporter, Andrew McRae.