Kua pupū ake te riri ki wāenga i ngā uri o Te Atiawa

Kua pupū ake te riri i waenga i te iwi o Te Atiawa, ia rātou e ahu whakamua ana i ngā kereme ki te karauna, na runga i te pito whenua o Pekapeka i Waitara, kua hokona atu mō te moni, kihai i whakahokia mai ki te iwi.

Hei tā Wikitoria Keenan o Te Atiawa Iwi Authority, “Ko ta matou i whai ai kia tutuki pai ngā hiahia a te katoa, ehata mō tena hapū mō tena hapū noa iho ranei.”

Na tēnei kua kitea te whārua i waenga i to matou iwi e whānui hāere ana, kaore ko tēnei te tikanga o te whai whakaritenga me te kaurauna.

No te marama o Pipiri hainatia ai he Kawenata Whakatau Kerēme i waenga ia Te Atiawa me te karauna ko te wāriu e 91 miriona tāra. Heoi tera ētahi hapu kei te whakatakariri kāre ngā kaiwhiriwhiri i te aro ake ki a rātou nei whakahē.

Hei tā Rawiri Doorbar, “Ko te tikanga e whakanui ana matou i te hokinga mai o to matou whenua, kua ea kua tutuki, engari e kore rawa e pēra.”

E whakāe ana a Wikitoria Keenan e kore e taea te whakarata i te kato, engari na te tata mai o ngā pootitanga kawana, i poto te wā kia rātou ki te whakatutuki i ngā kereme.

Kei te kawea haeretia te take nei ki ngā pito o te motu hei whiriwhiri mā ngā uri.  Ka kapi ngā pōti mōna hei te tekau mā whitu o Hongongoi.