Thought I better just mention this here, because I know I haven't yet. My view is as follows:
NO means NO means NO means NO means No means No
Let our ones who live at home, who know the land, who have over 200 years of knowledge of that land/sea/environment make those decisions. They know best.
We want tangata whenua have to the right to VETO all mining decisions. That means they get the last say as to what happens in their rohe. It's not just about Iwi, its about marae, hapu, - ahi kaa.
P.S. Ngati HARD