Native Affairs - End of the Road

By Renee Kahukura-Iosefa
  • Waikato/Bay of Plenty

Three Te Arawa hapu are accusing both the New Zealand Transport Agency and the Rotorua District Council of institutional racism following the recent confirmation of a new arterial motorway in eastern Rotorua. 

The 6.8 kilometre highway connecting the Rotorua CBD with SH30 will plough right through some of their last land blocks.               

It's been an ongoing battle that began when their whenua was first designated in the 1960s.. Renee Kahukura Iosefa with this report.