A Ngati Whatua leader is angry the Waka Maori venue for Auckland’s waterfront is continuing to be used as a political football.
“Shane should pause and think about the impact of his criticism. Ngati Whatua and Iwi across the country have been doing a stunning job of representing Maori culture on a world stage during the Rugby World Cup. We are creating a wonderful bow wave for our people. It is a shame Shane is messing about in the backwash playing local politics.”
Naida Glavish says the Waka Maori initiative is a wonderful demonstration of Maori innovation, drawing on ancient traditions and bringing them to life with a 21st century flavour.
” There has been too much misinformation about this project. It is on target and on budget and is set to bring a wonderful new dynamic to the ongoing Auckland waterfront celebrations during Rugby World Cup.”
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