Havelock North water inquiry to find source and cause

Ko te rā tuatahi tēnei o te whakatewhatewhanga a te kāwanatanga ki te tāhawahawatanga o ngā wai inu ki Maungawharau. He whakatewhatewhanga ka whai i ngā meka matua kaua ko te uapare, kia mōhio ai i hea pū mai ai te māuiui mate puku nui rawa ki Aotearoa.

Kikī ana te kooti i te rangi nei, i te hunga e kimi whakautu ana mō te take i pākia ai te 5200 tāngata e te māuiui ki te puku.

E ai ki tētahi Kainoho o Te Matau a Māui a Victoria Whaanga, “Adding chlorine to the water cleared it that was horrible because we're still drinking it and we still drinking it today  so we don't use the tap water we actually buy our water.”

Hei tā tētahi Kaumatua o Ngāti Kahungunu a Jerry Hapuku, “He timatatanga mō tēnei te kaiwhakawā he rua mo tēnei te kaupapa o te kōrero mō tēnei rangi kei kōrero tuatahi me ngā kōrero i ngā karauna, Hastings District Council for rātou mā ēngari kei te pai te rongo ki ngā kōrero.”

E hāngai ana te titiro o te hui ki te kimi i te pūtake o te mate i hua ake i te Akuhata, ka āta tirotiro hoki i te āhua o te aro a te kaunihera ki tēnei take me te kaupare i te huanga ake anō o te mate hei raurangi.

E ai ki te Māngai QC o Te Matau a Māui Kaunihera a Matt Casey, “They acknowledge that council has the responsibility for delivering safe drinking water to its communities and that it failed to do so on this occasion.”

Heoi, ka kore te hui e aro ki ngā taunaha whakawhiu, take taihara rānei. Ka hānga kē te titiro ki te tangata, ki te rōpu rānei mēnā e whai pānga hē ana.

Hei tā te Kaikaunihera Tautoko a Nathan Gedye, “We will be looking at the water safety plan produced by Hasting District Council and all other plans or management protocols held by the key parties, the regional council, district health board and the ministries.”

E rua ngā whakawānga ka tū, te tuatahi, hei te 28 o Noema, te mea tuarua hei te 12 o Hakihea. Ko te whai kia oti katoa ngā mahi hei te Maehe rāno.