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Te Ture Whenua Māori Act information meetings

Christopher Finlayson
Minister for Māori Affairs

2 August 2014

Te Ture Whenua Māori Act information meetings

Crown officials and iwi representatives will report on progress in the legislative reform of Māori land governance and seek feedback from landowners in a series of 19 hui nationwide this month.

Crown and Māori technical experts are currently developing a bill to reform Te Ture Whenua Māori Act. They will present on how this legislation will give effect to the principles for governing Māori land law outlined in the report of an expert panel released in April.

“I invite all Māori land owners and interested parties to attend these hui and hear about and discuss the progress of the legislation,” Associate Minister of Maori Affairs Christopher Finlayson said. “For example, the bill will move away from a system where owners must apply to the Māori Land Court in order to have a Trust appointed, towards a scheme where Maori land owners will be able to make their own arrangements for governance bodies.”

“It is also intended to introduce a new dispute resolution service to help Māori land owners resolve issues themselves without litigation.”

Dates and locations of hui are:
Sunday 3 August
• Auckland – 1.00pm to 3.00pm – Holiday Inn Auckland Airport Hotel, 2 Ascot Rd, Māngere
• Whangarei – 6.00pm to 8.00pm – Kingsgate Hotel Whangarei, 9 Riverside Dr, Whangarei

Monday 4 August
• Kaikohe – 9.30am to 11.30am – Kohewhata Marae, 6869 Mangakahia Rd, Kaikohe
• Hamilton – 6.00pm to 8.00pm – Kingsgate Hotel Hamilton, 100 Garnett Ave, Te Rapa

Thursday 7 August
• Rotorua – 6.00pm to 8.00pm – Distinction Hotel, 390 Fenton St, Rotorua

Friday 8 August
• Dunedin – 12.00pm to 2.00pm – Kai Tahu ki Otago offices, 258 Stuart St, Dunedin

Sunday 10 August
• Gisborne – 8.30am to 10.30am – Te Runanga o Turanganui a Kiwa, Level 3, Ngawai e Rua Bldg, Cnr Reads Quay and Lowe St, Gisborne
• Hastings – 2.15pm to 4.15pm – Heretaunga Taiwhenua, 821 Orchard Rd, Camberley, Hastings

Monday 11 August
• New Plymouth – 9.00am to 11.00am – Copthorne Hotel Grand Central New Plymouth, 42 Powderham St, New Plymouth
• Whanganui – 2.30pm to 4.30pm – Kingsgate Hotel The Avenue Whanganui, 379 Victoria Ave, Whanganui

Tuesday 12 August
• Nelson – 9.00am to 11.00am – Wakatu Incorporated Boardroom, Level 2, Wakatu House, Montgomery Square, Nelson
• Wellington – 2.30pm to 4.30pm – Brentwood Hotel, 16 Kemp st, Kilbirnie, Wellington

Wednesday 13 August
• Invercargill – 9.00am to 11.00am – Ascot Park Hotel, Cnr Tay St and Tacecourse Rd, Invercargill
• Christchurch – 2.00pm to 4.00pm – Otautahi Room, Show Place, Addington, Christchurch

Thursday 14 August
• Taupō – 9.00am to 11.00am – Great Lake Centre, 5 Story Pl, Taupō
• Tauranga – 2.00pm to 4.00pm – Classic Flyers, 9 Jean Batten Dr, Mt Maunganui
• Whakatane – 6.00pm to 8.00pm – Te Runanga o Ngati Awa, 4/10 Louvain St, Whakatane

Friday 15 August
• Te Kaha – 8.30am to 10.30am – Te Kaha Beach Resort Hotel, Hotel Rd, Te Kaha
• Tokomaru Bay – 1.30pm to 3.30pm – Pakirikiri Marae, Beach Rd, Tokomaru Bay

ENDS

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