Te Ture Whenua – gone by lunchtime?
MP for Ikaroa-Rāwhiti
Associate Spokesperson for Primary Industries,
Food Safety,Economic Development (Regional Development)
Trade and Export Growth.
23 June 2017
Te Ture Whenua – gone by
Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa
Flavell has to front up about yesterday’s mysterious
withdrawal of Te Ture Whenua Bill from Parliament’s order
paper, says Labour’s Ikaroa Rawhiti MP Meka Whaitiri.
“Has he lost his way and has decided to run away from
this shambles? He has no mandate from Māori for this
legislation and has shunned any intelligent debate.
“The Minister must now tell us what is happening. He
has already admitted Māori landowners are confused about
“I have already called him out for his
claims that I have lied about the problems with this piece
of legislation and I have challenged him to a face to face
“The creation of the Māori Land Service
under the Bill has already been slammed by Treasury, so the
Minister has to listen.
“Māori deserve so much
better than this obfuscation over such an important ‘so
called’ reform. It’s time for the truth,” says Meka
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