Protests within the Tūhoe nation show no sign of letting up.
"This is a welcome development for Whakatāne and the wider Bay of Plenty region."
Cheers, waiata, and tears of relief and joy flowed.
The discharge of plastic particles was accompanied by a strong sulphur-like smell.
'It's sobering our so-called leaders keep behaving the way they are.'
Before a vote earlier this month, only seven of the 14 councillors sat on the committee.
Residents say they're being kicked out but council denies anyone has been asked to leave.
Bach owners are concerned they will be locked out of their holiday homes.
13 parties have appeared in court facing charges under the Health and Safety at Work Act.
Development of wahi tapu land on Whakatāne's coast could be stalled by iwi occupation.
Hearing's final day into the granting of a resource consent for a residential subdivision.
"We have not severed our whakapapa to the land and we never will."
The area of Matata was devastated by a debris flow in 2005.
A Grey Power newsletter labelled a councillor's use of te reo Māori an "insult".
'We have been well behind for some years.'
Retirees say they'll be forced to go without when their rent goes up next month.
All Awatarariki residents bar one have now "reluctantly" signed settlement agreements.
First it was roaming horses. Now Ōpōtiki has its own wandering emu.
Lawyers have rounded off their arguments in the Rotorua High Court.
Day three of the hearings at Rotorua High Court.
Over 100 Ngati Awa whānau gathered in Rotorua yesterday
Awatarariki residents feeling optimistic after taking next step in their ongoing fight.
Aim is to get these "shovel ready" projects off the ground within the next six months.
Iwi and residents file appeal Environment Court decision in the Rotorua High Court.