Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Legislation unites the tribes of Auckland with their maunga

Media release
21 July 2014

Legislation unites the tribes of Auckland with their ancestral maunga

Parliament will pass law this week (Thursday) to provide Treaty redress for the shared interests of 13 Auckland iwi and hapū in relation to 14 tūpuna maunga (volcanic cones), motu (islands) and land within Tāmaki Makaurau. It also provides for a 172 year right of first refusal over surplus Crown properties in the Auckland region and the assignment and alteration of landmark geographic names.

Historic Treaty claims will be addressed in other settlement legislation with these Mana Whenua iwi and hapū.

The legislation provides that the ownership of significant maunga will vest in Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau – the Tāmaki Collective.

The volcanic cones will come under the co-governance of the Tūpuna Maunga o Tāmaki Makaurau Authority (Maunga Authority) made up of equal representatives of the Tāmaki Collective and Auckland Council, and a non-voting Crown representative.

Attending the third reading of the Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau Collective Redress Bill will be the leadership of the Tāmaki Collective along with Mayor Len Brown and Council representatives.

“This is a most important event for all of Auckland. It recognises the importance of our volcanic cones to mana whenua in a tangible way,” said Len Brown. “It should ensure on-going active care and respect for our tūpuna maunga.”

“To get to this point is a tribute to the combined commitment of the 13 mana whenua tribes in the Tāmaki Collective and the Crown representatives. The council, particularly through its six elected representatives who will serve on the Maunga Authority, is ready for the role that it will play in the co-governance relationship.”

He added: “This new relationship will also contribute significantly to the council’s aim to be more actively involved in its engagement with Māori.”

Under the terms of the settlement, the maunga cones are vested in mana whenua, Public access is maintained, each maunga will remain a reserve, and the council will continue to be responsible for the routine management of the maunga, under the direction of the Maunga Authority.

Tāmaki Collective chair Paul Majurey said: “The legislation completes five years of collective tribal endeavour. As the tūpuna maunga are iconic, so too will the face of Auckland be defined in the generations to come by Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau.”

The Maunga Authority will have its first formal meeting in September.

What the redress means

The redress includes:

• Vesting of certain volcanic cones in the Tāmaki Collective and a co-governance partnership with the Auckland Council over those maunga

• A long-term right of first refusal over certain land held by the Crown in Tāmaki Makaurau

• The vesting and re-vesting of certain motu (islands), vesting of certain Rangitoto Island properties and the recording of iwi and hapū interests, and the start of the Tāmaki Makaurau Motu Plan by the Department of Conservation.

Ends


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Corrections Corrected: Supreme Court Rules On Release Dates

Corrections has always followed the lawful rulings of the Court in its calculation of sentence release dates. On four previous occasions, the Court of Appeal had upheld Corrections’ practices in calculating pre-sentence detention. More>>

ALSO:

Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

ALSO:

General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty Settlements: Bills Delayed As NZ First Pulls Support

Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki are reeling today as they learnt that the third and final readings of each Iwi’s Historical Treaty Settlement Bills scheduled for this Friday, have been put in jeopardy by the actions of NZ First. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Damage De-Regulation Is Doing To Fisheries And Education, Plus Kate Tempest

Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count. Back in 1992, the free market friendly Health Safety and Employment Act gutted the labour inspectorate and turned forestry, mining and other workplace sites into death traps, long before the Pike River disaster. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news