One iwi claims if Maori have rights to water, they also have rights to wind.
A Ngapuhi sub-tribe is making a Waitangi Tribunal claim for Maori to earn a dividend for the use of wind for commercial electricity generation.
Ngapuhi's David Rankin believes the Tribunal can't turn a blind eye to the claim.
"They set a precedence by the claim over water that they have to go for the wind. They're all resources - the wind is a resource. What turns those turbines on those wind farms?"
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