Our Government is intending legislating to change the law regarding how water is delivered to us and how the waterways are controlled. Here is a link to an MFE guideline paper: https://www.mfe.govt.nz/essential-freshwater-new-rules-and-regulations
Ngai Tahu, and now joined by Ngati Kahungunu, has challenged this proposed policy in the High Court. Here is an article explaining this https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/ngati-kahungunu-joins-ngai-tahus-claim-for-shared-control-of-freshwater-with-the-crown/
This week we have Dr Te Maire Tau, Upuku of Tuahiwi Runanga, and Director of the Ngai Tahu Research Centre and Associate Professor at Canterbury University. Te Maire will explain the claim which has been filed in the High Court.