Accusations of racism and colonialism marginalise Māori in the maunga tree debate

by Pouroto Ngaropo (Ngāti Awa ki te Awa o Te Atua, Te Tāwera Hapū)and Shirley Waru (Te Rarawa o Ngāpui / Te Uri o Tai As published in Ponsonby News, October 2021 We read with exasperation a recent Pākeha columnist’s racially based criticism of those trying to prevent Tūpuna Maunga Authority from felling around 2500Continue reading “Accusations of racism and colonialism marginalise Māori in the maunga tree debate”

Media release: Māori-led group prepares to occupy Mt Richmond / Ōtāhuhu to save hundreds of exotic trees

A Māori-led Māngere-Ōtāhuhu community group is preparing to occupy Mt Richmond / Ōtāhuhu after learning that Auckland Council has recently issued a non-notified resource consent to allow Tūpuna Maunga Authority to fell hundreds of exotic trees there. Local resident Shirley Waru (Te Rarawa o Ngāpui / Te Uri o Tai) lives nearby and has beenContinue reading “Media release: Māori-led group prepares to occupy Mt Richmond / Ōtāhuhu to save hundreds of exotic trees”