Hapu has cause to be happy if (as is reported today) it now owns the Kaipara Habour

March 3, 2011

There's plenty of room for a few hundred generators.

Well bugger me, Alf muttered while browsing through his Herald.

He feared that maybe he had done a Rip Van Winkle, dropped off to sleep after sinking one whisky too many, and woken up several years later.

And lo and behold – things had changed (as, of course, they would have done).

But some changes would be the stuff of nightmares.

In this case, it seemed the foreshore legilsation had been passed, claims to ownership of chunks of our coastline had been sorted out, and Kaipara Harbour was now owned by the local Maori.

So what triggered Alf’s consternation?

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