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Written by Whangarei Leader   
Tuesday, 24 July 2007

Caring for archaeological sites should be a top priority for the Whangarei District Council, according to a Maori representative.

Mitai Paraone-Kawiti, a member of the council's Maori liaison sub-committee, says uncovered bones need to be properly cared for.

Maori often buried bones in sand dunes, and dune erosion sometimes reveals koiwi (bones), he says.

At a meeting about the council's urban growth strategy, he raised concerns about human bones uncovered in November at a subdivision at Whangarei Heads.

"There is no policy in the council to tell us how to deal with these things," he says.

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