Torque:Dynamike: As far as I understand, the land is part of the treaty settlement with Ngati Paoa. The iwi are the ones undertaking the development, not central or local government.This - it's part of a treaty settlement. Not sure how that is 'short sighted non-thinking from the Government in Wellington'? If the Iwi then own the land, what they do with it is up to them. Furthermore, 20% of it will be social housing, another 20% will be affordable housing. God forbid.
If it's a reserve, I'm against it.
If it's privately owned Maori land they can build whatever the like.
....so which is it? Requiring legislation to make it possible suggests it isn't ordinary private land......
I'll re-read the top post.