Kia ora koutou,

As many of you may know, whānau and other supporters have been occupying the Mangapepeke valley for some months now to try and stop the Mt Messenger road being built and get government to choose the far less harmful alternative route ‘Option Z’. This option would also cost far less money — in a cost of living and climate crisis. (The petition was also formally presented to parliament last year to seek a select committee hearing.)

A new film about the plight of the Mangapepeke is currently in post-production. The local producers are seeking donations to help them finish it and get it out to the world. Click the link below to see a short snippet of the film, a reminder of the living beauty of Mangapepeke and why it must not be turned into another loud, polluting and dangerous road.

If you are unable to donate, please share our page with your friends and family and help us to help share this story.

Nga mihi whakamahana. 

E. Bailey & M. Doorbar