Mixed feelings on use of 1080

Ko 1080 te kaupapa matua i wānangahia ki te hui taiao mo ngā whānau, hapū, iwi i tū ki Te Teko. A, i taupatupatuhia te whakamahitanga o te 1080 ki Aotearoa e te hunga taiao Māori me ngā māngai a Te Papa Atawhai. 

He rauemi tino pai te 1080 mo te tiaki i wa tātau kararehe, e ai ki ēnei māngai mai i Te Papa Atawhai.

Hei tā Joe Harawira (Te Papa Atawhai), “Ko tēnei paihana te 1080 he kaupapa nui, he kaupapa nui, ā, i haere mai ēnei ki te āta wetewete ki ta te kōrero, kia mārama pai mai he aha ai kei te whakatakoto i tēnei paihana ki runga i te whenua.”

Te nuinga i tae mai ki tēnei hui i noho māharahara ki ngā ahuatanga whakamahi o te 1080, engari nā ngā kōrero a Richard Witehira i te huri te taeroa a kupe. 

“Why I support it because I could see the results and the turning around of our ngahere where I come from up in Te Pewhairangi, Rākaumangamanga we call it very special place for our hapū, the peninsula was near dying” tā Richard Witehira (Ngapuhi).

Atu i ngā tau rima tekau, kua whakamahia e Aotearoa te 1080, ā, he kaupapa kua tino taupatupatuhia.  Engari ko ta Richard Witehira e whakapono ana kua toa i a ia tēnei mea te pakanga mō te tiaki i ngā kararehe o Aotearoa. 

Ko tā Witehira, “I been working with it snice the nineties, it's a toxins but it's the best tool in the tool box.” 

E ai ki ngā māngai mai i Te Papa Atawhai, he māhere hōu ka tūkuna i tēnei tau mo te whakamahitanga o 1080.