Hi neighbours - Hapū are ready to occupy Whakarongorua Maunga in the Utakura Valley to stop cell phone tower construction.
Hapū member Mori Rapana says "the mountain designated for the tower was sacred and steeped in history", with ancestral bones buried there. He says that "they're willing to fully occupy the land and get arrested so that it is left in all its glory for all generations to come".
What are your thoughts? Should another area be chosen for the cell phone tower? Is there enough being done to protect sacred sites?
NIWA says signs of drought are evident in parts of Northland and drought conditions are "imminent". There are several water restrictions in the Far North. Have you seen signs of drought? How are you preparing for summer?
Ports of Auckland could move to Northport at Marsden Point after a study favoured the $10b move. The move has been welcomed by Northland leaders but condemned by environmentalists. Do you support the move?
85.9% Yes - it will be great for Northland's economy85.9% Complete
4.7% No - it will be an environmental disaster4.7% Complete
3.1% No - it will be terrible for our roads3.1% Complete
6.3% Other (please explain in comment section below)6.3% Complete