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Media Response: The Spinoff



The protesters have made a series of allegations against Waste Management NZ, including that there was insufficient consultation with mana whenua and local residents, and that the company is disrespecting a rāhui placed over the area.

We have engaged widely with the local community including iwi since we announced our proposal in September 2018 to explain and answer questions about our proposal.

This has included four open days, with more than 200 people in attendance.
We have been pleased to engage with iwi, including Ngāti Manuhiri, Ngāti Rango, Ngā Maunga Whakahii, Te Uri o Hau and Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua, as well as presenting to a range of people at various local community groups.
Our dedicated Auckland Regional Landfill website pages have had over 15,500 page views and more than 77 people have signed up to our regular email updates.

At the time the rāhui was placed on the site, in June 2019, we were already proactively consulting with multiple iwi including Ngāti Manuhiri and Ngāti Whātua. Following the rāhui placed by Mr Miru, we have attempted several times to meet with him and also Ms Carmichael of Fight the Tip, which they have not wanted to do. We respect their decision.

We continue to engage, consult and meet with iwi representatives to discuss the project and talk through any concerns they may have.