The Justice and Peace Commission of the Catholic Diocese of Auckland, has written to the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Cabinet Ministers, urging the Government to take steps in rectifying the grave injustice it committed in 1863 when it confiscated the land at Ihumātao. Including purchasing the disputed land at Ihumātao, and consulting with the mana whenua to reach a long term solution for the use of their land. The full text of the letter can be accessed here.
Further the Justice and Peace Commission of the Catholic Diocese of Auckland strongly supports the idea that all parties involved in the Ihumātao land dispute find a just and long lasting solution. JPC believes that participants must include the leaders of the land occupation, Save Our Unique Landscape (SOUL).
The commission has written to the Mayor of Auckland, Phil Goff and Councillors of the Auckland City Council encouraging them to play a positive role in achieving a just solution at Ihumātao. You can read the full text of the letter here.