Tapu Te Ranga Marae fire: Potting shed the only structure with consent

The only confirmed consent Tapu Te Ranga Marae had when the main building burned down was for a single potting shed.

Despite that, the Wellington marae continued to have paying overnight guests including 27 Scouts cubs, who escaped Sunday's blaze, and other school groups before that.

Wellington City Council spokesman Richard MacLean confirmed the council could not find any other consents for the entire site other than one for a small garden potting shed. It was possible there may be some retrospective consents the council had not yet been able to find, he said.

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