Waitaha claim Councils failed to apply Treaty of Waitangi Act, RMA, NZ Bill of Rights Act and Local Government Act

Waitaha (te Runanga O Waitaha Me Mata Waka Inc) appeal against the granting of RMA consents by Waitaki District and Otago Regional Councils, claiming the Councils had failed in their resource consents process to apply the Treaty of Waitangi, Resource Management Act, New Zealand Bill of Rights Act and Local Government Act. Waitaha representative Stephen Bray said it was "not his organisation's intention to apply undue pressure or to influence anyone, but to give clear understanding of its concerns and its perspectives of the appeal process it had been part of". "Waitaha values were not tradeable, nor could they be compromised by others. Only Waitaha after consultation could alter those values"

Source: Otago Daily Times: Holcim Land held sacred by Waitaha, David Bruce, Friday, 15 May 2009