Waste Management is seeking resource consent for the construction and operation of a new regional landfill facility with a footprint of approximately 60 hectares, and with the capacity to contain approximately 25.8 million cubic metres of municipal solid waste, and ancillary infrastructure, at 1232 State Highway 1, Wayby Valley.
The Ngāti Manuhiri Settlement Trust opposes this consent and will continue to advocate for the protection of ancestral lands.
Image Source: Mahurangi Matters
Many have come together to oppose the proposed regional scale landfill in Wayby Valley, north Auckland and the above image from the front page of Mahurangi Matters (a local community newspaper) shows Ngāti Manuhiri Settlement Trust's Chairman Terrence Hohneck and Trustee Vern Rosieur alongside Kaumatua Ben Hita from Ngāti Whatua during the hīkoi protest march to Aotea Square.
Ngāti Manuhiri Settlement Trust's Acting Chief Executive, Nicola MacDonald, said that the iwi was calling for a halt to the resource consent application process.
"The overwhelming feeling of Mana Whenua and the community is that it shouldn't happen, let's not waste ratepayers' money on independent committees especially in light of the recent rate increase. Aucklanders are saying 'no'." she says.
The Ngāti Manuhiri Settlement Trust will continue to oppose this application and also share any relevant information.
Ngāti Manuhiri Settlement Trust