The crucial criteria Julian Batchelor requires from the engineer apparently consists of the following:
- Be a Christian
- Be retired
- Be prepared to work for no pay
Instead of telling them the truth. The land is Maori land. It has always been Maori land, owned by Ngati Kuta. It is one of our most sacred and precious wahi tapu. The bones of our great grandparents lie on that land. Mr Batchelor has demonstrated nothing but contempt for the tangata whenua, and nothing but contempt for the law.
Locals witnessed and recorded the ongoing saga of Julian Batchelor's handiwork. In detail, unfortunately for Mr Batchelor.
|This is an easterly facing view of Mr Batchelor's deck - the road and sea are behind the photographer.|
|This is the same deck. Beneath it can clearly be seen a pipe or hose underneath the deck.|
Julian Batchelor may care to reflect on the fact that there may well be serious consequences resulting from his actions.