Nanaia Mahuta calls out National and Māori Party over rezoning of Ihumātao

  • 11/08/2019

The repossession of Ihumātao has become the first serious test of the Labour-led Government's relationship with Māori.

The standoff over a housing development on what was confiscated land is now in its third week.

Minister for Local Government and Māori Development Nanaia Mahuta describes the situation at Ihumātao as a "unique set of circumstances born out of legacy".

Mahuta has been working behind the scenes to help facilitate a resolution, and was critical of the decision to rezone Ihumātao as a Special Housing Area.

The Special Housing Area legislation was put forward under National and supported by the Māori Party, but Labour, the Greens and New Zealand First voted against it.

She says the rezoning of Ihumātao "didn't go through consultation process you would expect".

Watch the video for the full interview on The Hui.


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