This is the right way to do it.
"Land where the first new state school in Otago and Southland in 30 years will be built was blessed in an informal ceremony early yesterday morning.
Ngai Tahu representative Dean Whaanga, of Bluff, led 34 people in a cleansing of the Lake Ave site and laid down a clear pathway for the Remarkables Primary School project to take place by symbolically sprinkling water from Lake Wakatipu.
Mr Whaanga gave thanks to Mother Earth and asked her forgiveness for the tilling of the land, which began later the same day."
When such programs are started out correctly, then their success is much more likely.
Amazing to think that this is the first state school built in Otago and Southland for 30 years.