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Rubbish hits fan as Maori claim free dumping rights PDF Print
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Human Interest - Local
Written by The Northern Advocate   
Monday, 10 May 2010

What looked like free dumping rights for some Maori at the Ngunguru rubbish transfer station has other residents of the east coast settlement smouldering.

Pakeha would be refusing to pay if the situation continued, a man who asked not to be named told the Advocate.

And Maori people who weren't on a list of tangata whenua claiming free dumping rights were irate over being excluded.

Outrage among the paying residents emerged when they found out the Whangarei District Council contractors running the transfer station were under the impression the council had authorised the free dumping.

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