Topic: Native Affairs

Native Affairs - The Crowded Cove

By Renee Kahukura-Iosefa
  • Waikato/Bay of Plenty

How many tourists are too many?  On the Coromandel Peninsula the locals around the seaside village of Hahei are up in arms over a controversial plan to develop a walking track around the world famous Cathedral Cove or Mautohe.  Renee Kahukura Iosefa visited with the local iwi, Ngati Hei who are at the centre of the debate and discussed their plans to welcome tourists.