George Kahi

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Human bones a dilemma

By . Image credit ROSE DAVIS/STUFF. 2018 may

Ancient Maori bones unearthed on Waiheke Island are being kept at the police station ahead of reburial. More extreme weather events are leading to erosion and cliffs slipping on the island, and presenting a problem for local iwi Ngāti Paoa. Some of these bones being exposed are on private properties, but not all landowners are comfortable about them remaining on site. Ngāti Paoa representatives have approached the Waiheke Local Board to create new burial sites.

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