Kaupapa: Earthquake

Marae at risk of being demolished

Neke atu i te 70 ōrau o ngā marae huri noa i Aotearoa kei te rongo i ngā kōrureruretanga o tētahi ture hōu. Ko ngā whakahōutanga ki te Ture Hanga Whare, rua mano tekau mā ono kei te whakamāro i ngā tikanga mō ngā whare, mātua rā ērā i ngā rohe ka kaha pākia e te rū, tae atu ki ngā marae maha kaare e taea ana ngā utu inihua, utu whakatū marae anō rānei.

Ko Tukorehe Marae tetahi o nga marae kei te taitonga o te Horowhenua kei Turakinatia e te whakaturetanga nei, engari kaore ka taea e ratou te utua.

Hei tā te Māngai o Tukorehe marae a Lindsay Poutama, “This building has stood for 120 years next month, it has suffered some pretty intense earthquakes and in that time nothing has happened to our whare tupuna in fact our marae has become a focal point and gathering point at a time of emergency.”

Ko Regan Potangaroa kei te mahi tahi me etahi rangatira ki te arotake i ngā pānga o te rū, ā, ko te tumanako mā reira e kitea ai he oranga mō ngā marae i raro i ngā ture hōu.

Hei tā te Kaihoahoa Ohotata a Regan Potangaroa, “According to TPK's list there are 1300 registered marae in NZ with 70% of them having a building more than 50-years-old.  They will almost automatically be listed as earthquake prone buildings.”

“More importantly i worry we end up with a piece of legislation that is the response to things like fracking and other types of activity to Papatuanuku that creates situations that we now have to strengthen our buildings because of what’s being done,” hei tā Poutama.

“None of them can really do any of the exploratory assessment work that will be necessary just to get them to the costs for rectifying that earthquake promptness,” hei tā Potangaroa.

Heoi ko tā Pōtangaroa, ehara i te mea ko te moni anake te āwangawanga mō ngā marae.

“The technology about how to strengthen the marae in a way that doesn't destroy the marae architechture and heritage in that building,” shei tā Potangaroa.

Kei ngā rohe o Ngāi Tahu, Rangitāne, Ngāti Kahungunu, Te Ati Awa, te mōrearea nui mō Ruaumoko.  Kei te tuatahi o Hongongoi a tērā tau mana ai te ture hōu.  

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