Kia Kaha SOUL 03 September 2016
At last, a response to our petition...
Last year over 4000 people signed our petition to protect Ihumatao by revoking its SHA designation. Very likely, you were one of the signatories. We have, at last, received the official response, which acknowledged our concerns but explained why the SHA designation "cannot be revoked".
In the words of our local Mangere MP, S'ua William Sio:
“Our community will be left with no other choice but to heighten our peaceful protest if an amicable resolution is not found.”
We call on the Government and Auckland Council to convene a collaborative process that includes all the stakeholders—including the landowners, the developers, the residents of the papakainga at Ihumatao, and the petitioners—to explore alternative approaches to the future use of the site that may resolve the current dispute." Time is running out!
SOUL has been campaigning now for 18 months, yet there is still a lot of work to do!
Thanking all of our supporters!
We need people power #protectihumatao
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