Post by Kiwi Frontline on Nov 8, 2016 17:01:09 GMT 12
CULTURAL SNUB IF LAND BILL HEARING NOT HELD ON MARAE, SAYS HAPU
It would be a slap in the face for the public hearing regarding a controversial land bill not to be held at Te Atiawa's most prominent marae, a hapu spokeswoman has said.
After the deadline closed on November 7, the Maori Affairs Select Committee received 37 submissions regarding the New Plymouth District Council (Waitara Lands) Bill.
A public hearing will be held in Taranaki on November 18 but a spokesperson said a venue for this has yet to be confirmed. However, it previously stated options in New Plymouth and Waitara were being considered...