At least according to this article in the NZ Herald by Herewini Parata which begins:-

The chaos caused across Tāmaki Makaurau last weekend and on the East Coast in the last month is a wake-up call for why the Three Waters reform is desperately needed.

The weather bomb wreaked absolute havoc and it was clear the infrastructure in our largest city, and across our nation is woefully insufficient.

As the National Iwi Chairs Forum (NCIF) prepare to meet at Waitangi this week, we are turning our attention to the impacts of climate change on their communities, whenua.

Many whānau are in mourning, losing loved ones to flooding and extreme weather events that are only expected to grow in frequency due to the impacts of climate change and global warming. We are united in our support of iwi across the motu but particularly in rohe where more rain is forecast.

Now, more than ever, we must work together to hold back the tide of global warming and focus on creating solutions that support the resilience of our people and whenua to adapt. That is why iwi are supporting the reform that is sorely needed across Three Waters to build innovative infrastructure solutions, led by Te Mana o te Wai, which will assist in reducing the disproportionate impacts that are falling on our Māori communities.

Yes, once they are in charge their tikanga will control the weather gods (although some may ask why they don’t utter the karakia to do that now.)

They assure us it will all be hunky dory once they control an unaccountable centralised billion-dollar bureaucracy. And if you express skepticism of that, then you are a white supremacist coloniser!