Atamai Eco-village first stage resource consent approved for the Motueka Valley. Good one, what are they going to have in this eco-village? First stage 10 houses, european-style village with solar panels, rainwater collection and composting toilets. 11.9ha to be used for common food growing.
For me that is all great. It is possible to get resource consent for eco-villages. It is possible to use a unique heritage to create an environment that means something to a group of people. Most of the Eco-villages here use european models, it will be great to see some maori and polynesian examples.
Ngai Tahu could do the same and have the massive added advantage of being able to apply our cultural matrx across everything. It's like going forward to the past.