Lake case sparks Waikaremoana rahui
16 June 2016
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Waikaremoana iwi Ngati Ruapani has placed a rahui over the lake at the centre of Te Urewera.
Kaumatua chair Tumanako Waiwai says the banapplies to all activities on the lake itself and access across all adjacent Maori land from June 25 to 29.
It's in support of the hearing in the Maori Land Court at Wairoa on June 28 of application lodged by applicants representing all descendants of the original owners.
Mr Waiwai says the rahui is to protect people and property during a particularly tumultuous political and socially disruptive time for Ngati Ruapani, Ngai Tuhoe and Kahungunu descendants of the original owners.