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

 

Ngai Tahu - SOEs and Section 9

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Mark Solomon believes the government has been left in no uncertainty that Ngāi Tahu whānau want Section 9 of the State Owned Enterprises Act 1986 applied to the proposed mixed-ownership model for state-owned companies.

Mark Solomon was commenting on the response made by Ngāi Tahu whānau who spoke in response to the government’s presentation on its plans for state-owned companies yesterday in Invercargill and Christchurch.

“I thought the comments from our whānau were clear and well thought through,” says Mr Solomon. “Members of our Iwi not only stated their expectations that the Crown retain Section 9 reference in any new legislation covering these four SOEs, they challenged the Crown to work hard to enhance the values captured by the wording of this Section and to give greater life to the Treaty partnership.”

Mr Solomon gave a strong message to the Crown that the government had not provided enough time to talk to Iwi about its plans and that in itself was a breach of the Treaty. However, he acknowledged the Crown was doing the right thing by dealing directly with Iwi on the matter. We are the Treaty Partner and as such the government needs to recognise and respond to our views.

“The Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister have acknowledged that the Crown has a duty to actively protect the Treaty partnership and we intend to keep them to their word.”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Dubious Wisdom Of Raising Interest Rates


During the last half of the 1990s, the first flickering signs of economic growth would cause then-Reserve Bank governor Don Brash to hike up interest rates and stamp them out. The fear back then was that if left unchecked, the embers of economic activity might cause the same inflationary fires to come roaring back to life that the West had experienced in the late 1970s. At the time, Brash would justify raising interest rates on the grounds that as RB governor, he always needed to be looking 18 months ahead, and judging where things might go by then, if he didn’t act now... More>>




 
 

Luxon: A New National For New Zealand
National Party Leader Christopher Luxon has today announced a new National for New Zealand – a fresh, energised alternative government ready to deliver for Kiwis in 2023... More>>


Cancer Society: Hopes Final Pharmac Report Is Stronger

Today the delayed Interim Report was released by the Pharmac Review Panel. The performance of Pharmac and access to cancer drugs is a major concern for the Cancer Society... More>>


Defence: New Zealand Response To Assist Peace And Stability In Solomon Islands
The New Zealand government has announced that it will deploy Defence Force and Police personnel to Honiara to help restore peace and stability. “New Zealand is committed to its responsibilities and playing its part in upholding regional security,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said.... More>>


CPAG: Child Poverty Monitor 2021 Highlights Persistent Inequities In Rates Of Child Poverty
Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the release of the Child Poverty Monitor today, which shows that prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, poverty reduction targets were largely on track for Pākehā children, however significant inequities remained for tamariki Māori, Pacific and disabled children... More>>


National Party: Bridges Appointed Finance & Infrastructure Spokesperson

Hon Simon Bridges is the National Party’s new Finance and Infrastructure spokesperson, National Leader Christopher Luxon announced today. “Simon has prodigious skills, incredible talent and the intellectual heft needed to excel as National’s Finance spokesperson,” Mr Luxon says.... More>>

Waitangi National Trust: Waitangi Week
The Waitangi National Trust has decided there will be no in-person events at Waitangi Treaty Grounds during Waitangi Week 2022. Under the COVID-19 Protection Framework it would be practically impossible to safely proceed with the usual events of Waitangi commemorations... More>>


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels