“In 2021, this is definitely not the appropriate activity to be happening within our bay.”

An occupation on Waiheke Island has been going on for almost five months opposing the Kennedy Point marina that is being built in Pūtiki Bay.

Ngāti Paoa (mana whenua) descendant, Thomas Rāwiri, headed over to Pūtiki to see what’s going on and what led to the occupation in the first place.

This is part of our reo Māori series, Ohinga, created by Mahi Tahi Media, with funding from Te Māngai Pāho.

Stay tuned for a new episode every week.

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