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    If any of the people involved were spending their own money that would never of happened.

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    assuming local maori had every right to want it back (just to keep them happy)

    1st un-needed waste of taxpayer money
    What is the estimated total staff cost for the attendees at said powhiri?
    Domestic travel, car rental and accommodation (8pax) - $4,327.77

    2nd unneeded waste
    Helicopter to transport 350kg turtle to the burial site on Horomaka Island
    $1600

    so why the need for govt employees to attend a turtles funeral ?
    Why is the govt (us) paying for the helicopter . If it was so important to local maori, they would have arranged for & paid for that

    All that had to be done was send it back to them, then let local maori deal with it .

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1101 View Post
    assuming local maori had every right to want it back (just to keep them happy)

    1st un-needed waste of taxpayer money
    What is the estimated total staff cost for the attendees at said powhiri?
    Domestic travel, car rental and accommodation (8pax) - $4,327.77

    2nd unneeded waste
    Helicopter to transport 350kg turtle to the burial site on Horomaka Island
    $1600

    so why the need for govt employees to attend a turtles funeral ?
    Why is the govt (us) paying for the helicopter . If it was so important to local maori, they would have arranged for & paid for that

    All that had to be done was send it back to them, then let local maori deal with it .
    Agreed particularly because Ngai Tahu is a 1.5 billion enterprise. There was no need for any tax payer cash involvement at all regardles of what spiritual ceremony anyone believes is due to a long dead turtle.

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    I wonder if anyone asked the turtle what he wanted?

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    Perhaps it's the turtle holding up all the elephants and the Earth itself.

    Like this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_...ndoo_earth.jpg

    or this:

    https://www.pinterest.nz/pin/504755070706608492/
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    They saw fit to spend the money to bury this turtle, but as if they were spending their money....you know

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    And why intern up on a hill. Why did they not just dig a hole on the beach and bury it there? Don't get me started on these academic fools!

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    This, I noticed while reading through this .......

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300...eturned-to-hap

    Te Rūnanga o Koukourārata chair Dr Matiu Payne said the honu is a taniwha, a guiding deity for his people, and is part of the legends passed down, although this traditional knowledge was purposely not widely shared.

    That explains it all!

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