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Waikato-Tainui offers support to resolve Auckland's water crisis
The delegation has told councillors the iwi is prepared to consider short-term measures for water supply, while the parties work together on long-term solutions.
Tūwharetoa looks to take on kaitiakitanga of their waterways
Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board could become the first iwi to have functions transferred to them by a local government entity.
Water restrictions kick in for Aucklanders as reservoirs fall below 50 percent
Today marks the first day of level one water restrictions for Auckland, as the city continues to battle against a prolonged dry spell that has reduced reservoirs below 50 per cent.
Drought financial support welcome but not enough- Whangara Farms
Many local farmers in the Gisborne district have welcomed the Government's recent announcement of an extra $150,000 to assist with the drought conditions. They say any support during these tough times is a bonus. However, hapū-owned Whangara Farms Chair Ingrid Collins says the funding is not enough.
Innovative fruit wholesaler keen to work with iwi
Maungatapere Berries an innovative fruit wholesaler in Northland is working hard for the betterment of its wider community. This follows the circulation of misinformation recently which indicated the company and its hydroponics project may have an impact on Porotī Springs in Northland. To paint a clearer picture, the company opened its doors and invited the concerned party into the business to see it for themselves.
Govt announces plan to make rivers swimmable in five years
The government has released its freshwater plan today with a focus on working with community, iwi, agricultural and local government sectors to create laws and regulations around freswater protection, management and distribution.
Iwi leaders reject govt freshwater initiative
Iwi leaders have rejected the government's plans for a new Māori working group on freshwater management because it doesn't "reflect a relationship of partnership under Te Tiriti o Waitangi."
Call for Education Minister to back water-only schools
The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) and Hāpai Te Hauora want Education Minister Nikki Kaye to back "water-only" schools.
Te Arawa Lakes Trust part ways with Chief Executive
Te Arawa Lakes Trust says that they are forging a new direction following confirmation that the Trust and Chief Executive Gareth Jones have parted ways.