Four weeks after altercations at a Waiheke marina site, two protectors have been charged with assault while no charges have been laid against the developer’s staff, Stuff reports. The marina opponents belong to Protect Pūtiki which have been fighting the marina for months, on the ground that mana whenua were not adequately consulted and kororā, little blue penguins, could be harmed by the construction. A 46-year-old woman was charged with assault with intent to injure, injuring with intent and trespass while a 41-year-old man faces multiple trespass charges as well as a charge of common assault.
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