Details of a confidential deal between Horowhenua iwi Ngāti Raukawa and the district council have been released after a ruling by the Ombudsman found they were in the public interest.

The deal surrounds a scheme to discharge Foxton's wastewater on to Matakarapa Island - a site of cultural significance in the Manawatū River.

It includes a series of conditions set by affected hapū and a proviso by the council that the iwi signatories would in return drop Environment Court action against the plan.

The conditions negotiated between the

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