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Labour's Treaty Policy Not In New Zealand's Interests

Labour's Treaty policy shows that 15 years from now, we will still be mired in settling Treaty of Waitangi claims. National will do a lot better. We will settle all claims by 2010, so the nation can move on.

Don Brash has noted Labour's announcement is nothing more than a desperate election U-turn in an attempt to try to convince the electorate they acting to halt the Treaty gravy train. .

The government has failed to act in the best interests of the country when they are allowing the process to continue in such a leisurely, languid fashion. They have no drive to resolve the issues in this area. It is simply time-wasting.

Labour's policy means the Treaty train will be storming down the tracks for another 15 years.

Maori are not being given certainty over when claims will be settled, and non-Maori are being given the message that Labour is not really committed to ever settling historic claims.

The public made it clear back in 2004 that they want Treaty claims to be resolved a lot faster than is currently the case, and that they want them to be full and final (meaning they can't be re-visited at any stage). National has recognised this deep desire in the community - we will have all claims resolved in five years - by 2010, under our policy.

The Treaty is built around the ideas of government, property rights and citizenship. Where there has been a clear breach of property rights, it is right that a decent process to make amends should be put in place. National is committed to completing the process of settling historical grievances. We must put these grievances behind us if we are to stop looking backward, and start looking forward.


MYTH# 3 : Labour have spent more on roads than ever before ANSWER: The amount of spending on roading (as a percentage of GDP) has dropped over the last five years. In 2000, it actually dropped in dollar terms.

05 August 2005

Saturday, 6th August

Northcote Candidate Jonathan Coleman's Campaign Launch: "Bangers & Brash". From 12.00pm - 2.00pm.

Venue: Northcote Rugby Club, Recreation Drive, off Birkenhead Avenue.

$10.00 donation at the door.


Wednesday, 10th August

Meet The Candidates Evening at the Depot Artspace.

Venue: 27 Clarence Street, Devonport. 7.00pm. All supporters welcome.

Thursday, 11th August

Public Meeting Changing The Govt: The Real Election Issues

With Wayne Mapp MP

Venue: Mairangi Bay Presbyterian Church, Penzance Ave, Mairangi Bay. 7.30pm

Sunday, 21st August

NATIONAL PARTY CAMPAIGN LAUNCH 1.00pm Auckland Room SkyCity Convention Cntre 90 Federal Street AUCKLAND

All National Party members & supporters are welcome. The event is free of charge, however entrance will be strictly by named/numbered ticket only.

Please contact the North Shore Electorate Office on 09 486 0005, or email, to put your name down.

Dr Wayne Mapp

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