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Legal letter to RDC 13 September 2023

After receiving copies of the CIP funding agreement & the agreement between RDC & KO, plus request for additional information from the Independent, our solicitor has sent through further targeted questions to council, Download here:

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As you can see, the independent (Tonkin & Taylor) have highlighted some of the concerns our professionals highlighted, it's not all of them, but is quite extensive. See letter below dated 21 August 2023 from Tonkin & Taylor.

The questions related to the following documents we provide links to.

Communications between Ngāti Rangi, RDC & KO via OIA

It's also evident, from OIA documents released by Megan Woods offices, that Helen from Ngāti Rangi raised on 29th November 2022 the lack of public consultation more broadly.

Internal emails from 15 June 2023, show that OIA's were due to be released and how KO scrambled to do a PR released about Teitei Drive project. They also show that back in November 2022, "Site investigations need to take place soon as well so activity on site will be visible and raise questions"; showing the secrecy of the project that they knew would be controversial.

A blessing was done on the land in December 2022, albeit in secrecy, something I thought iwi did in public and to celebrate something good, not a formality for secrecy.

We have also been advised that senior engineer Giles Tait is no longer working on the project, after the conflict of interest we raised.

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