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Paraparaumu Airport - Another Bastion Point

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24 June, 1999

PARAPARAUMU AIRPORT - ANOTHER BASTION POINT

MP for Te Tai Tonga, Tutekawa Wyllie has warned that there will be another "Bastion Point" at Paraparaumu Airport because of the blatant land rip-off.

"The descendants of the original owners of the land the airport was built on have had more than enough."

"The land grabbed under the Public Works Act for the airport has been alienated once again from the Crown into private hands", said Mr Wyllie.

"The Crown and its agents Paraparaumu Airport Limited and KTS don't care that the original owners have never been given a fair go.

"The law and the politicians are all asses if honest law-abiding citizens like Te Whanau a Ngarara are not even given a proper deal.

"I call upon this House and particularly my fellow Maori MPs, including Mr Henare to right this grossly unacceptable injustice.

"The Minister of Transport, Maurice Williamson and his cohorts must not be allowed to get away with this", said Mr Wyllie.

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