Punakewhitu apology to hapū

Horizons Regional Council strategy and regulation group manager Dr Nic Peet has issued a formal apology on behalf of Horizons Regional Council to Whanganui hapū.

Horizons apologises unreservedly for not including hapū in the consent process and for the hurt and distress caused as a result.
Horizons also apologises directly to maunga Punakewhitu.
Horizons will meet with hapū at Punakewhitu to convey this apology in person.
Horizons would like to continue dialogue with all parties to seek resolution and restoration and will take a lead from hapū in this respect.