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RODNEY HIDE: Reflections on the Rotorua Jetty fiasco



Call it a 'controversy', call it a 'fiasco'. Rodney has another word for it.


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Lesley
Lesley
Jan 03

In 1840, lakes Ngāhewa, Ngāpouri, Ōkareka, Ōkaro, Ōkataina, Rerewhakaaitu, Rotoehu, Rotoiti, Rotomā, Rotomahana, Rotorua, Tarawera, Tikitapu, and Tutaeinanga provided food, shelter, economic resources, and primary transport routes for Te Arawa. To Te Arawa, the lakes were taonga, and their relationship with the lakes and environs was, and continues to be, the foundation of their identity, cultural integrity, wairua, tikanga, and kawa.


In the claim settlement The Crown profoundly regreted and unreservedly apologised to Te Arawa for the breaches of te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi).


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Talk about rocking the boat!

Dont we live in a democratic society where one has control of his land, in this case the lakebed? The iwi trust has no obligation to even allow the building of a new jetty. The fact they have proposed a commercial arrangement shows good will. The boat owner can repair the existing jetty (too dilapidated) or accept, negotiate or decline the requirement to build a replacement. It’s a free world where no one is forcing them to build a jetty, but on the face of it looks like they cant afford to build it and want the council to pay for it.


Listen to Sean Plunket‘s interview with the boat owner

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I agree !!!

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Liz M Lambert
Liz M Lambert
Dec 25, 2023

If you know about land law it's easily reversed

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Tell us more please .!

Hugh Perrett

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Rumpole Bailey
Rumpole Bailey
Dec 24, 2023

If the special people only own the lake bed then a solution would be a floating jetty - Liverpool UK had a very large one for the ferries.

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All NZ laws and Acts are “political favours” by that logic.

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This is what co-governance will look like.


It was insanity to gift the lakebed to the Iwi in first place.

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Lesley
Lesley
Jan 03
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Why do you say that when you have no background knowledge of the iwi’s association with the lakes or their claim justification? when you say ”steal”, you are probably using the colonist meaning of “we took it from Mao first but if we return it, that is stealing”. I suggest you read more about the history of each situation before offering some superficial condemnation.


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