Ihumātao mishandled

When Manukau City Council recognised how significant Ihumātao is to Māori, it imposed several "planning instruments" which effectively "locked-up" the land and prevented its use for urban forms of development.
These included a Notice of Requirement, so the land could be included in the Otuataua
Stonefields Reserve as public open space.
The result was that the land owners could only get a very low price for their properties, the only possible buyer would be the council as no one else could do anything with the land.
All land should have an intrinsic value based on its natural features and amenities, no

Obliteration

Understanding

Chief executives

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Game or sport?

Beyond 1984

Coroner letter

E scooters

Breaking contracts

Dump fees

Short & Sweet

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