Iwi, trust thrash out site history

Saturday 24 July 2004

Negotiations have begun between an iwi authority and a listed property trust to highlight the history of the $300 million Sylvia Park development site in Mt Wellington.

By The Landlord

In a victory for Pakeha-Maori land relations, iwi general manager David Taipari, of Thames, and Kiwi chief executive Angus McNaughton, of Auckland, said negotiations were proceeding on an agreement struck last year to recognise the site's sacredness and exceptional history.

Iwi legal representative Paul Majurey, tumuaki (principal) of Nga Manu Taiko o te Ture (Russell McVeagh's Maori legal group), said the agreement ended four years of litigation and resulted in a successful outcome for both parties.

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