Native Affairs - Mapuna Atea

Today Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa have repossessed the Mapuna Atea farm block which is being sold by the Maori Education Trust against the wishes of the Iwi.

The land was gifted by a local farmer to support the education of Māori in the Wairarapa.  However, bad investments have seen the Trust become millions of dollars in debt leading to the Board selling the block that Ngāti Kahungunu were hoping to have returned in its Treaty Settlement.

Native Affairs reporter Billie Jo Hohepa has the latest developments in the area.