Ko ngā tūruhi nō Amerika, nō Kānata anō hoki e pōhiri ana i te whakaaro kia tū he pou mō Papatūānuku ki Takaparawhau.
E ai ki tētahi tūruhi nō Amerika, ki a Jimmy Inman, "In order to highlight the culture, in order to pay homage to the culture, I personally as a tourist, an outsider if you will, I have no issues with that and no concerns."
Ko tā Antonietta Peluso, he tūruhi nō Kānata, "Any landmark that respects the heritage and the people of a country done respectfully is probably a good idea."
He kaimahi mātauranga a Jimmy Inman ki Amerika, e ārahi ana i ētahi tauira ki ngā pito o te ao ki te wheako ahurea rerekē. Ko tāna, ka nui te aro o te tūruhi ki tētahi pou Māori.
"When you look at the Māori people as a whole or the indigenous people world-wide when you have the opportunity to pay homage, that's something that should be taken into consideration, in particular when you look at the tourism industry, one of the reasons why we're here is to experience that culture."
Ko te pane o te pou ka tū ki te takiwā o te toru tekau ki te rima tekau mita te tiketike. E whakaae ana a Antoinietta Pelusa, ka rongonui te pou.
"It would gain attention if it is that large, certainly out of character with some of the landmarks you have that I've seen so far."
He kotahi miriona tāra kua tohua e Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau ki te kaupapa.
Heoi, e whakahē ana ētahi i runga i te whakaaro, me arotahi rātou ki ngā taumahatanga ā-hapori, kaua ki ngā mahi ā-rēhia.