DOMAIN BYLAWS TO BE CHANGED AS AT MARCH 2015 WILL THIS SLOWLY TAKE THE OWNERS RIGHTS AWAY UNDER SECTION 18 OF THE ROLD ACT 1956? & as the below Amendments say in red could allow DOC to control our rights
The lakebed, dewatered zone, islands and the Hokio Stream are owned by beneficial members of the Muaupoko tribe 1511 of them constitute in 81 shares, as determined by the Reserves and other Lands Disposal Act (ROLD) 1956. The lake waters Muaupoko Domain, dewatered zone and one chain reserve strip in front of the Muaupoko Domain are vested under the Reserves Act 1977 in the Horowhenua Lake Domain Board. To date they have achieved nothing and even today sewerage is released into the Horowhenua Lake by the Council when it is overloaded? The Horowhenua Lake has sediments on the bottom so pronounced with toxins that the Council and Horizons have neglected in their responsibilities over many years to clean it up as its in the hard basket. Algael blooms form which are caused by super dangerous cyanobacteria and are everywhere and weeds choke the Lake-- you cannot swim in this Lake let alone walk in it as one of our Kaumatua nearly drowned near the Weir by the outlet to Hokio Stream due to the sludge that has piled up in this Lake. Horowhenua Lake was once a prestine Lake and needs to be brought back to its former beauty to benefit all not just us Maori owners.
It is time the LAKE DOMAIN BOARD WAS CHANGED. IWI REPRESENTATIVES MUST REPORT BACK TO US OWNERS, VOICE THEIR CONCERNS TO US OWNERS OR ALAY THE GENERAL PUBLIC PERCEPTION THAT ACTION IS TAKING PLACE.
AS AT DECEMBER 2019 THE LAKE REMAINS THE SAME so see what a waste of a resource for the people of Levin as well as for the Maori who are missing out on a treasure that could be out to good use for all.
THE HOROWHENUA DOMAIN BOARD MEMBERS DO NOT KNOW HOW TO VOTE ON MORE TRUSTEES YET THIS HAS BEEN IN THE PROCESS FOR A FEW YEARS NOW--ACTUALLY SINCE 2014 HOWS THAT. So what does that tell you. Who is pilferring the till and why can't even the Iwi reps look at naming nominees when it is quite easy to do.
The Lake is a dead duck & the worst situation of any tribe in NZ