Hollyford road proposal

Over the past few months there has been a lot of media interest both locally and nationally about the long-standing Haast-Hollyford Road proposal. Although the idea has been around since the 1880s, and since that time there have been attempts to revive the proposal, it has not gained the legs required to get off the ground. That is until the latest push put it firmly back on to the agenda.

There are hugely differing views about the proposal and it has been many years since our rūnanga last formed an opinion and position on the proposal. Given that the highway, if built, will meander through the southern part of our rohe, we are about to start a consultation process with our membership to develop a Makaawhio Rūnanga position on the latest proposal.

We will be utilising a combination of hui and written feedback from members via an online survey (and hardcopy for those who cannot access technology). Members that have a particular interest in this kaupapa should contact the office.