Ospri shuts down Te Kāea filming at public 1080 meeting

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Kei te āwngawanga ētahi o te hau kāinga o Te Matau-a-Maui i ngā whakaritenga hei rui i te paitini 1080 ki te ngahere o Kaweka. E ai ki a rātou, ko te ngoikore hoki o OSPRI ki te whakawhiti kōrero ki a rātou. Ka mutu, e mataku ana ētahi kei pokea hoki rātou e te paitini nei.

He hui tūmatanui hei matapaki i te paitini 1080, kaare i whakapuaretia ki te katoa.

E ai ki a Marlene Skeet he kaitāpoi o te rohe, , "Unfortunately as soon as Māori TV came through the door Ospri stopped them.”

Ko te tikanga, he hui whai mōhiotanga ai te iwi whānui tonu.

Hei tā Geraldine Edmonds nō te karapū whakangau poaka o Heretaunga, “What they said was they have been told that they have to do it and that's the end of the story.”

Hei tā tetahi kaiaruaru poaka a Stephen Healy, “They haven't really been consulted there's been an attempt at consultation but from our meeting tonight it's obvious that consultation has been woefully inadequate.”

E ai ki te iwi kainga i tēnei marama ka ruia te paitini ki te tekau mā rima mano e ono rau heketea o ngā paemaunga o Kaweka hei patu i ngā paihama mate kohi.

Ko ngā māharara o tēnei kainoho a Charles Cadwallader, “Well I think the main concern is that at no point during the evening did anybody prove that there was a requirement for this operation to take place in the Kawekas. They were asked to prove that there was TB in the park and there was none.”

Kāore anō taua paitini kia tau atu ki tēnei waahi i mua, ā ki te nuinga o te iwi kainga nei, kāore e hiahiatia ana.

Hei tā Guy Te Kahika nō te karapū kaiaru tia ki Heretaunga, “They'll have to come up with some other form probably ground trapping that's been proven in the past as we had some old trappers here tonight and it can be done over a period of time.”

Ahakoa tā mātou tono ki te kōrero ki a OSPRI kāore rātou i hiahia kōrero mai.