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Inquiry into the TOW Fisheries Commission (TOKM)

11 October 2001

Media release – Mâori Affairs Committee

Inquiry into the Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission
(Te Ohu Kai Moana)

Parliament’s Mâori Affairs Committee has called for public submissions on its inquiry into the Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission (Te Ohu Kai Moana). Submissions will close on 15 February 2002.

The inquiry has the following terms of reference:


1. the matters currently preventing the allocation of fishing assets and how can they be resolved
2. the methodology for allocating leasehold rights to fishing assets from 1989-2000
3. the leasehold resources allocated to organisations representing Iwi
4. the individuals who were deemed to be representing Iwi
5. what these individuals were doing prior to obtaining Iwi fisheries negotiating rights
6. how these people were appointed and remunerated
7. the outcome for Iwi after 10 years of access to fishing assets
8. the role of Commissioners and their remuneration
9. the systems that led to Commissioners being contracted by the Commission as consultants


The committee requires 20 copies of each submission. Those wishing to include any information of a private or personal nature in a submission should first discuss this with the clerk of the committee, as submissions are usually released to the public by the committee.

Those wishing to appear before the committee to speak to their submissions should state this clearly and provide a daytime telephone contact number.

For further guidance on making a submission, the publication Making a Submission to a Parliamentary Select Committee can be found at: http://www.clerk.parliament.govt.nz

Submissions should be addressed as follows:
Marcus Ganley
Maori Affairs Committee Secretariat
Parliament House
WELLINGTON

ENDS

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