Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Te Mangoroa oppose the seabed and foreshore bill

Te Mangoroa oppose the seabed and foreshore legislation

An Otautahi (Christchurch) organisation “Te Mangoroa” oppose the legislation being pushed through Parliament today in respect of the seabed and foreshore. “Today marks a very sad day for Maori and New Zealand citizens. We never thought that we would experience an act of confiscation in our lifetime, as our tipuna had. Obviously we are wrong” states co-spokespersons, Malcolm Mulholland and Sasha McMeeking.

“If the Government believe that this is the end of the issue, then they are mistaken. This is only the start of a fight that the Government are never going to win”, says Mulholland.

“Okeroa needs to listen to the people he represents. Failure to do so will result in his ousting come the next election – in reality he is signing his own political death warrant by voting for the legislation”, states Mulholland.

"This legislation breaches fundamental human rights, the hypocrisy of our Government in championing human rights internationally, while trampling on those of our indigenous population embarrasses us as a nation", states co-spokesperson Sasha McMeeking. "It is an unworkable, ill considered piece of legislation, opposed by 94% of submitters to the Select Committee. Unless it is stopped now, we as a country will inherit a legacy of bad law All New Zealand citizens should be opposed to this bill", states McMeeking.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

HiveMind: Fair Enough? How Should New Zealanders Be Taxed? - Have Your Say

Scoop and PEP invite you to share your issues, ideas and perspectives on the NZ tax system with other New Zealanders using Scoop’s HiveMind tool. This Tax HiveMind is intended to complement and feed into the review being run by the Government-appointed Tax Working Group (TWG), which is looking at the fairness, balance and structure of the tax system with a 10-year time horizon.

We at Scoop and PEP believe that an issue as important as the fairness of the tax regime should be open for discussion, debate and dialogue. Unfortunately, a written submission process just doesn’t encourage the kind of public exchange we think is necessary in a well-functioning democracy. More>>

 

Gordon Campbell: On The GCSB’s Security Hang-Up With Russia

So our GCSB has chimed in, alongside its British, Australian and US allies, with warnings about a “fresh wave” of Russian cyber attacks, although the warning has been curiously framed. More>>

ALSO:

PM's Europe Trip: CHOGM & Bilateral Meetings

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is in urope for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London and meetings with counterparts in Paris and Berlin. More>>

ALSO:

Road Safety Summit: Actions To Improve Identified

The Local Government Road Safety Summit held last week identified actions that will lead to lasting changes to road safety in New Zealand, says Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter. More>>

ALSO:

Hit And Run: AG Gives Approval For Inquiry

Attorney-General David Parker has today announced a Government Inquiry will be held into Operation Burnham and related events. The operation undertaken in Tirgiran Valley, Afghanistan, ... More>>

ALSO:

Addressing Climate Change: No New Offshore Exploration Permits

The Coalition Government is taking an important step to address climate change and create a clean, green and sustainable future for New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. More>>

ALSO:

Early Childhood Sector: Complaints Data Released

A new report released today by the Ministry of Education provides greater transparency and additional information to parents, says Deputy Secretary Sector Enablement and Support Katrina Casey. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages