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Have your say on changes to Te Ture Whenua

18 May 2016

Have your say on changes to Te Ture Whenua

He āki tēnei i te whānau, hapū, iwi puta noa i Aotearoa kia kōrero mai i ō rātou whakaaro ki Te Pāremata, mō ngā whakahounga e whakaarohia nei ki Te Ture Whenua. He take nui, he take hiranga ki Te Komiti Whiriwhiri Tāke Māori ngā whakahounga e whakaarohia nei, ā, ko tō rātou tūmanako, kia rongo i ngā kōrero a ia tangata he pānga whenua Māori tōna.

Ēhara te whenua i tētahi wāhi noa. He wāhi tūranga kē. He wāhi kē e kī ana tētahi nō reira mai a ia. He hononga ka hoki rā anō ki ō tātou tūpuna, ā, he taonga mā ō tātou mokopuna. Pupuri ai te whenua i ō tātou taonga: ō tātou maunga, marae, iwi.

Kōkuhu mai ai te pire i tētahi whakaritenga hou huhua mō te taha whakahaere, taha tiaki kaupapa here whenua Māori. He tautoko i te hunga nō rātou ake te whenua tērā ka whāia kia pai kē ake ai tā rātou whakamahi i tō rātou whenua, ā, me tētahi arotahi anō hoki kia mau tonu te whenua i a rātou. Ko te whakaae he hiranga te tikanga Māori tētahi mātāpono matua o te pire.

O ngā whenua katoa i Aotearoa, e 5.5 ōrau he whenua Māori kore here. Kei ngā takiwā tai rāwhiti me ngā takiwā tai tokerau o Te Ika-ā-Māui te nuinga o tēnei. I roto i te huri o ngā tau e 162 kātahi noa nei ka hipa, he maha rawa atu ngā whakahounga, ā, he tino whīwhiwhi i nāianei. Nā te āhuatanga i te wā nei i ara ake ai te ture e whakaarohia nei.

Ki tā Te Heamana o Te Komiti Whiriwhiri Take Māori, a Tūtehounuku Kōrako i kī, “Ko tō mātou tūmanako, kia hopukina ake e ia tangata te wā nei ki te kōrero mai i ō rātou whakaaro mō te ture hou e whakaarohia nei. Ko te hiahia o te komiti kia haere whānui puta noa te motu, kia kite ai i ia tangata kanohi ki te kanohi, me te whakarongo ki a rātou e kōrero ana.”

Tukua ā-tuihono mai ki : http://bit.ly24Phel, ā kō mai waenganui pō, Tāite 23 o Pipiri tau 2016.

Whānau, hapū, and iwi from across Aotearoa are encouraged to tell Parliament what they think about proposed changes to Te Ture Whenua. The proposed reforms are an issue of major importance to the Māori Affairs Committee and they hope to hear from everyone with an interest in Māori land.

Whenua is more than just land. It is a place to stand. A place to belong to. A link back to our tūpuna and a gift for our mokopuna. The land holds our treasures: our maunga, our marae, our people.

The bill introduces a number of new provisions for the management and governance of Māori land. The aim is to support owners to make good use of their land, with a focus on owners retaining land. A key principle of the bill is recognising the importance of tikanga Māori.

Māori freehold land makes up 5.5 percent of all land in New Zealand. Most of this is in the northern and eastern areas of the North Island. Māori land law has changed many times over the last 162 years and is now very complex. The proposed law is in response to the current situation.

Chair of the Māori Affairs Committee, Tutehounuku Korako, said “We hope that everyone takes this opportunity to tell us how they feel about the proposed new law. The committee intends to travel widely across the motu to see everyone kanohi ki te kanohi and hear what they have to say.”

Submit online at: http://bit.ly/24PhxeL before midnight Thursday 23 June 2016 .


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