Tēnā Koutou Katoa
Attached is a formal statement from the Whakapara Marae Trust Board outlining our position and current activities in relation to the current mining exploration at Puhipuhi.
The Whakapara Marae is opposed to toxic mining. We are concerned about the detrimental effects toxic mining has on the environment and in particular our water. We will uphold our cultural integrity as kaitiaki of the marae and the whenua at Puhipuhi to protect our environment, wāhi tapu and cultural values. We will engage with other hapū, people in businesses , local councils and anyone else we need to in order to make well informed decisions.