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

 


Raukawa settlement legislation passed

Raukawa settlement legislation passed

The House sat extended hours this morning to pass the third reading of the Raukawa Claims Settlement Bill, which will give effect to the iwi’s historical Treaty settlement with the Crown.

The House also passed the Nga Manawa Whenua o Tamaki Makaurau Collective Redress Bill and the Nga Punawai o Te Tokotoru Claims Settlement Bill through their second readings.

“Since 2012 Standing Orders have allowed for extended sitting hours to be used. The Business Committee has used them to great effect to progress settlement bills and other non-controversial legislation,” Treaty Negotiations Minister Christopher Finlayson said. “It is a credit to the parties and members across this House that they have supported this innovative approach to enable settling iwi to receive the benefits of settlements in a more timely fashion.”

The Raukawa Claims Settlement Bill gives effect to the settlement of the historical Treaty of Waitangi claims of the central North Island iwi, Raukawa. It includes an agreed historical account, Crown acknowledgments and apology and commercial redress totalling $50 million including the value of the 2008 Central North Island Forestry Settlement, and also returns culturally significant sites along the Waikato River and in other areas. It also strengthens the commercial relationship between Raukawa and Mighty River Power.

The debate on the bill’s third reading was led off by Whānau Ora Minister Tariana Turia, the Member of Parliament for Te Tai Hauāuru.

The vote was greeted by a waiata from Raukawa members who travelled to Parliament to see the final reading.

The Ngā Punawai o Te Tokotoru Settlement Bill will settle the historical Treaty of Waitangi claims of Ngāti Rangiwewehi, Ngāti Rangiteaorere and Tapuika. At third reading, the omnibus bill will be separated into individual settlement legislation for each iwi.

The Business Committee has also decided that the bill be progressed to third reading from the second reading, after it agreed the bill does not require consideration in committee of the whole House.

The Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Collective Settlement Bill will give effect to the to the deed between Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau (Tāmaki Collective) and the Crown for collective redress in relation to specific maunga (volcanic cones), motu (islands) and lands within Tāmaki Makaurau over which the iwi/hapū have shared interests. The bill will next go to a Committee of the Whole House, before its third reading.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On The Team Behind Trump's Throne

Forget the Putin factor. Daily, the team of charlatans, bigots and stunningly ignorant crackpots that Trump is appointing to head key federal agencies is just as alarming. These are positions with vast power and budgetary discretion over policies that stand to affect tens of millions of vulnerable Americans. Sad! More>>

 

Gordon Campbell: On Bill English, Abroad

If David Cameron was the closest thing John Key had to a political mentor, their successors also share a whole lot in common. Theresa May and Bill English were both propelled into the top jobs as the result of unexpected resignations, and without much in the way of credible competition from their colleagues... More>>

ALSO:

Pike River: Labour Bill To Override Safety Act For Mine Entry

“Bill English has been hiding behind the legal excuse that any attempt to re-enter the mine to recover the bodies might place the mine’s owner, Solid Energy Limited, and its directors in breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Populism And Labour 2017

For many people on the centre-left, populism is a dirty word, and a shorthand for the politics of bigotry. In this country, it has tended to be equated with the angry legions of New Zealand First. Who knew they were not just a reactionary spasm, but the wave of the future? More>>

Oxfam: 30% Of NZ Owns Less Wealth Than Our Two Richest Men

The research also reveals that the richest one per cent have 20 per cent of the wealth in New Zealand, while 90 per cent of the population owns less than half of the nation’s wealth. The research forms part of a global report released to coincide with this week’s annual meeting of political and business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. More>>

ALSO:

Hospitals: Resident Doctors Set To Strike Again

Despite discussions between the DHBs and NZRDA over safer hours for resident doctors progressing during the last week, the strike planned for next week appears set to proceed. More>>

ALSO:

Not So Super Fund: More Burning Ethical Questions For Steven Joyce

Greens: Radio New Zealand reported this morning that the New Zealand Superfund has $77 million invested in 47 coal companies that the Norwegian Government’s Pension Fund – the largest sovereign fund in the world – has blacklisted. More>>

Activism: Greenpeace Intercepts World’s Biggest Seismic Oil Ship

Greenpeace crew have made contact with the world’s biggest seismic oil ship after travelling 50 nautical miles on two rigid-hulled inflatables off the coast of Wairarapa... Greenpeace radioed the master of the Amazon Warrior to deliver an open letter of protest signed by over 60,000 New Zealanders. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: Why Tax Cuts In 2017 Would Be A (Proven) Bad Idea

Ever since the world fell prey to the mullahs of the free market in the 1980s, no amount of real world evidence has managed dispel one key tenet of their economic faith. Namely, the idea that if you cut income taxes and taxes on small business, a wave of individual enterprise and entrepreneurial energy will thus be unleashed, profits will rise and – hey bingo! – the tax cuts will soon be paying for themselves ... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
More RSS  RSS
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news