Yup - Ngati Whatua and the Maori statutory super council board have served the government up a lovely excuse not to proceed with Len Browns silly folly the Rail Tunnel.
Some Maori still pay hommage to the old gods. So it is not without foundation that they have called for some cultural sensitivity around the the Taniwha issue. Just like catholics believe in the devil Maori believe that spirits reside in Taniwha.
So for once we support the Maori Statutory Board - they are doing God's ( or maybe the Taniwhas) work by ensuring that Browns ludicrous Train goes nowhere.
Puff the Magic Dragon rocks..