Marlborough iwi Ngati Toa, Ngati Rarua and Rangitane have applied to the Marlborough District Council for a $1000 monthly grant towards maintenance and upkeep of their private Maori cemetery in Grovetown.
By CLAIRE CONNELL – The Marlborough Express
Marlborough Mayor Alistair Sowman said it was a private cemetery, which made it “a little different” to others in the region.
Councillor Jill Bunting asked why the iwi needed $1000 a month. Ms Williams said the money would be used for weedspray, mowing and rubbish removal.
Councillor Francis Maher said the council would look at the issue.