Iwi, Central government, and local government are currently working in partnership to plan Murihiku’s response to the announced closure of the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter.
The approach involves an oversight group consisting of two Iwi, two central government and two local government leaders – Aimee Kaio (Awarua) and Terry Nicholas (Hokonui) are our representatives. They will report back to both Murihiku Regeneration Upoko and also Rūnaka leaders on the approach.
Each Rūnaka has also been invited to confirm a participant on a series of three workshops to confirm what each Rūnaka might see as priorities and help to codesign what will eventually be presented to government and Iwi leadership.
The dates for the workshops are 24 June, 8 July and 20 July 2021.
Have your say!
The Just Transitions process will help to shape our region’s future. Whānau – make sure you have your say! Send us your questions or give us your thoughts in the form below.
What are your aspirations for Murihiku? What would you like to see happen in the future? What will Murihiku look like in 60-100 years time? What could we do now to start on that journey?
We’ll aim to answer your questions and collate your views so that all whānau can have input into this process of change.