Post by Kiwi Frontline on Mar 31, 2017 17:40:31 GMT 12
GOVT U-TURN ON MĀORI LAND CONFISCATIONS A GOOD FIRST STEP
The Green Party is welcoming the Government’s announcement that it will now further protect Māori land from forced sale under the Public Works Act, following pressure from Māori and the Green Party.
Catherine Delahunty, Green Party spokesperson for Te Tiriti o Waitangi, has campaigned on this issue since 2015, putting the issue on the political agenda and pressuring Te Ururoa Flavell to acknowledge that this needs to be addressed.
“This announcement is a good first step. It will help ensure that the small amounts of land that remain in Māori ownership are protected for future generations,” said Ms Delahunty.....