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CTU Rūnanga calling on Fletchers to return sacred Ihumātao

Media release on behalf of CTU Te Rūnanga o ngā Kaimahi Māori

The collective voice of Māori working people, Te Rūnanga o ngā Kaimahi Māori, the partner of the Council of Trade Unions, is calling for the sacred Ihumātao land in South Auckland to be returned to Iwi.

CTU Vice-President Māori Syd Keepa, on behalf of Te Rūnanga, is calling on the Iwi to open the channels of dialogue to allow a pathway forward to be found.”

“Once sacred land has been lost to corporate big business it is gone forever. How Fletchers could even consider a housing development built on the bones of our ancestors is beyond belief. We must protect our tapu sites – they are deeply significant to all Māori,” Keepa said.