Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Wide consultation planned for foreshore and seabed

Wide consultation planned for foreshore and seabed

26 August 2003 Media Statement

The government will consult widely over the next five to six weeks on how to ensure public access for all New Zealanders to the seabed and foreshore while also acknowledging Maori customary rights, Deputy Prime Minister Michael Cullen and Maori Affairs Minister Parekura Horomia said today.

“We are confident that with good will on all sides, we can produce a win-win solution which takes New Zealand forward as a nation built on tolerance and
diversity,” they said.

Feedback must be received by Friday 3 October. Written submissions can be sent to Foreshore and Seabed Submissions, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, PO Box 55, Wellington or made on line at http://www.beehive.govt.nz/foreshore.

Dr Cullen said interest in the issue was high with many calls to the 0508 FORESHORE number in the first week, including 1999 requests for booklets and 3790 for pamphlets. This was in addition to a large mail-out of the documents when the government announced its proposed solution last week.

Mr Horomia said the government was keen to hear from Maori and was putting on eleven hui across the country [schedule attached]. These would be facilitated by Wira Gardiner and attended by senior Ministers and the local MPs.

The government is also contacting key stakeholder groups in local government, recreation, the fishing industry, tourism and the environment offering them a briefing from a Minister should they want one.

People interested in organising a public meeting should contact their local government MP.

Dr Cullen said that as the proposed changes would require legislation, people would have a second opportunity to make submissions through the normal select committee processes.

“It is important that we get this right. Our best chance of doing that is through a constructive debate focussed on the issues and on building broad-based agreement around a way forward,” he said.

Hui schedule [all hui will begin with a powhiri at 10am and run to 2pm.]

Thursday 4 September Whangara marae Gisborne
Friday 5 September Whakaue marae, Maketu Bay of Plenty
Tuesday 9 September Omaka marae Blenheim
Thursday 11 September Mataiwhetu marae Thames
Friday 12 September Omahu marae Hastings
Tuesday 16 September Kotahitanga marae Whangarei
Thursday 18 September Rapaki marae Christchurch
Friday 19 September Te Rau Aroha marae Invercargill
Tuesday 23 September Owae marae New Plymouth
Thursday 25 September Pipitea marae Wellington
Friday 26 September Orakei marae Auckland

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Scoop 3.0: How You Can Help Scoop’s Evolution

Entering into its third decade of operation, the Scoop news ecosystem is set to undergo another phase of transformation and evolution.

We have big plans for 2018 as we look to expand our public interest journalism coverage, upgrade our publishing infrastructure and offer even more valuable business tools to commercial users of Scoop. More>>

 
 

Speaking Of Transport: Public Engagement On Wellington Scenarios

“Our work on possible solutions for Wellington’s transport future is ongoing, but has progressed to the stage where we’re ready to share our ideas with the public and seek their feedback to help guide our next steps...” More>>

ALSO:

Parental Leave: National's Time-Sharing Change Fails

National has proposed a change to the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Amendment Bill that would allow both parents to take paid parental leave at the same time, if that is what suits them best. More>>

ALSO:

Train Free Thursday: Workers Strike To Defend Terms Of Employment

"They signed up to these conditions a year ago when they got the contract for Wellington's rail services. Now they're trying to increase profits by squeezing frontline workers." More>>

ALSO:

Seclusion: Ombudsman Emphasises Importance Of Monitoring

Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero says that while there have been changes to the Education (Update) Amendment Act 2017 to prohibit the use of seclusion, the report is an important reminder of the importance of regular monitoring of schools. More>>

ALSO:

United Future History: "All Good Things Must End"

'We’re extremely proud of what we’ve achieved over the past 15 years, working alongside the government of the day, both National and Labour.' Mr Light told members on Monday. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The TPP Outcome, And The Hobbit Law

Somehow the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal has come lurching back from the dead – and as predicted in this column last week, the member countries gathered in Vietnam have announced a deal in broad principle, shunted aside until a later date the stuff on which they don’t agree, and declared victory. More>>

Agreeing To Differ: Greens Maintain Opposition To TPPA
“The Green Party has long opposed the TPPA. The new proposed deal, which came out of the weekend’s talks, still contains key ISDS concessions to corporations that put our democracy at risk, so our position remains the same,” said Green Party trade spokesperson Golriz Ghahraman. More>>

ALSO:

Monitoring Report: A New Chapter For Children’s Rights In New Zealand?

The Children’s Commissioner is calling on the country to embrace children’s rights to ensure their overall well-being. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election