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To: Waikato Regional Council
Save Weraiti and the Mangapiko (save our sacred mountain and river)
We call on Waikato Regional Council to immediately stop the diversion of the headwater of the Mangapiko and do everything they can to protect our sacred Maunga – Weraiti. We also call on the council to enforce stricter controls for all regions of the Waikato to protect our rivers and environment for future generations.
To close down the Matamata Metal Supplies Quarry Operation and restore the quarry area. People should care because Matamata Metal Supplies Operation of the quarry has been below the modern standard of environmental practice and water protection.
Why is this important?
Waikato Regional Council has failed to use its power under the Resource Management Act and has allowed Matamata Metal Supplies to operate un-consented for the past 5 years and in a manner not consistent with modern standards over decades.
As tangata whenua and kaitiaki of the area our role is to protect and preserve the essence of our awa, maunga, waahi tapu and whenua. When the essence of these taonga are compromised this impacts the spiritual and cultural well-being of our people. Our stories, traditions and identity stem from the relationship we have with the land and are at risk of being lost forever.
It is important to close down the Matamata Metal Supplies Quarry Operation and restore the quarry area. People should care because Matamata Metal Supplies Operation of the quarry has been below the modern standard of environmental practice and water protection and is one of many operating in the areas.
As people who live in the environmental shadow of the quarry operations we are the first and worst affected and the environmental impact of the quarry effects water quality stretching to the Firth of Thames.
Let’s Give a Voice for our sacred mountain and river and start enforcing stricter regulations and controls to protect the Waikato.