Scoop has an Ethical Paywall
Work smarter with a Pro licence Learn More

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


Horomia - Consultation process to continue

17 December 2003 Media Statement

Consultation process to continue

Maori Affairs Minister Parekura Horomia is urging whanau, hapu and iwi to continue dialogue with the government as it develops a way forward on the foreshore and seabed issue.

“The government’s foreshore and seabed proposal acknowledges Maori ancestral connection and provides for specific use rights,” said Maori Affairs Minister Parekura Horomia.

"There are many more opportunities to take part in developing the legislative framework because the government will continue to talk to stakeholders and encourages further participation through the select committee process."

A new customary title will recognise the ancestral connection of local whanau, hapu and iwi and ensure they will have a say in decision making over it.

Sixteen regional working groups, comprising Maori, central and local government, will be established as a matter of urgency to develop the mechanics of how these enhanced opportunities to participate will be delivered.

Provision is to be made for agreements to be entered into between Maori, central and local authorities to formalise the arrangements.

To assist the process, the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet is developing a range of options to promote Maori participation. These could include options such as devolved management, membership on hearing committees, and the establishment of an iwi or hapu committee.

“A major issue which emerged during the hui and in the later dialogue with Maori was that the provisions which now exist in the Resource Management Act, the Fisheries Act and the Local Government Act to protect Maori customary rights – including fishing rights – were not working as well as they might," said Parekura Horomia.

“Often the impediments relate to the resourcing and capacity of local Maori and relevant government agencies to participate effectively. The government would expect these matters to be part of the discussions.

"The government is working very hard to ensure a positive outcome for all New Zealanders recognising the diversity that exists in our country," said Parekura Horomia.


Advertisement - scroll to continue reading

Are you getting our free newsletter?

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.

© Scoop Media

Advertisement - scroll to continue reading
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On National Spreading Panic About The Economy

The lure for New Zealand to join the AUKUS military alliance is that membership of only its “second pillar” will still (supposedly) give us access to state of the art military technologies. As top US official Kurt Campbell said during his visit to Wellington a year ago:
...We've been gratified by how many countries want to join with us to work with cutting-edge technologies like in the cyber arena, hypersonics, you can go down a long list and it's great to hear that New Zealand is interested...


Government: Retiring Chief Of Navy Thanked For His Service

Defence Minister Judith Collins has thanked the Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral David Proctor, for his service as he retires from the Royal New Zealand Navy after 37 years. Rear Admiral Proctor will retire on 16 May to take up an employment opportunity in Australia... More

Labour: Grant Robertson To Retire From Parliament
Labour List MP and former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Grant Robertson will retire from Parliament next month, and later in the year take up the position of Vice Chancellor of the University of Otago... More

Government: Humanitarian Support For Gaza & West Bank

Winston Peters has announced NZ is providing a further $5M to respond to the extreme humanitarian need in Gaza and the West Bank. “The impact of the Israel-Hamas conflict on civilians is absolutely appalling," he said... More

Government: New High Court Judge Appointed

Judith Collins has announced the appointment of Wellington Barrister Jason Scott McHerron as a High Court Judge. Justice McHerron graduated from the University of Otago with a BA in English Literature in 1994 and an LLB in 1996... More




InfoPages News Channels


Join Our Free Newsletter

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.