Story: Waitangi Tribunal – Te Rōpū Whakamana

Collecting seafood, Taranaki

Collecting seafood, Taranaki

In the early 1980s the Waitangi Tribunal heard a claim by the Te Āti Awa people of Taranaki concerning a proposed development that would pollute their traditional resources of seafood. These kuia (women elders) of Te Āti Awa are gathering kaimoana (seafood) from the area near the proposed outfall from the Motunui synthetic petrol plant. In 1983 the tribunal upheld the Te Āti Awa claim, with important consequences for subsequent industrial projects.

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Mark Derby, 'Waitangi Tribunal – Te Rōpū Whakamana - Developing the tribunal, 1980s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/32489/collecting-seafood-taranaki (accessed 17 October 2019)

Story by Mark Derby, published 20 Jun 2012