Maori Council considering ruling
Press Release from New Zealand Maori
The New Zealand Maori Council is
considering the decision issued by Justice Young
The matter has been determined on a narrow legal
issue. The moral issue has still be to addressed in public
The Court has taken a particular view of the
statutory framework to say that the government decision was
not one that the Courts could review. The Council’s
concern is that government has not been willing to address
the issue of indigenous water rights, as the Court itself
noted, and has relied upon statutory technicalities; but in
this instance we think that the view taken about the
statutory framework does not fit with previous court
decisions and we are now working on an appeal.
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