over power station
The Supreme Court has found in favour of Wairarapa Māori, who have been fighting for the site of a hydro-electric power station in Waikato.
The land at Pouakani was given to Wairarapa Moana, who affiliate with Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa, in 1916 as compensation when the Crown took the Wairarapa lakes.
But a large swathe of that land was lost when the government occupied the lands without their consent to build the Maraetai hydro-power station, which is now owned by Mercury Energy.
Wairarapa Moana have been fighting for the land to be returned, and in 2020, the Waitangi Tribunal determined the land should be returned despite them not being mana whenua in Waikato.
Link to article: Wairarapa Māori win legal battle over power station (msn.com)