Inquiry into the Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Com.
19 September 2002
Media release – Mâori Affairs
Inquiry into the Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries
(Te Ohu Kai Moana)
Today Parliament’s Mâori
Affairs Committee agreed in principle to conduct an inquiry
into the Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission (Te Ohu Kai
Moana). However, it is likely to differ from the inquiry
conducted by the previous Mâori Affairs Committee.
committee will hear evidence from the Treaty of Waitangi
Fisheries Commission on its new allocation model. It may
then consider new terms of reference and how to proceed with
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