Koiari Landowners Strike

Landowners want payout

The landowners in a show of frustration this morning blocked off the road leading to the Sirinumu dam and Rouna hydropower station, threats were issued to shut down water and electricity supply to the city, if the demand was not met.

The payout is the outstanding royalty payment of K15 million to Koiari’s four landowner companies, which was unsettled over several years.