Post by Kiwi Frontline on Mar 31, 2017 17:44:01 GMT 12
STRONGER PROTECTION FOR MAORI LAND
Proposed law changes will make it more difficult to acquire Maori land under the Public Works Act. Mr Flavell can insert new provisions into the bill when it comes up for its committee stage next week.
"The taking of land for public works has had a significant impact on Maori land - in the past, legislation allowed easier acquisition of Maori land with less access to compensation, and Maori land has been reduced to just over five per cent of all land.
"The changes to the Public Works Act 1981 will require authorities to have a strong justification to acquire Maori land, and where possible the amount of land taken should be minimised.".....