Post by Kiwi Frontline on Oct 29, 2017 16:13:02 GMT 12
CALL FOR COUNCILS TO STEP ASIDE ON WAITARA LANDS BILL COMPENSATION
A former Te Atiawa treaty claims negotiator has urged the incoming coalition government to pass the controversial Waitara Lands Bill "unencumbered".
Peter Moeahu has petitioned newly appointed Minister of Local Government, Nanaia Mahuta, to transfer the land fully to Waitara leaseholders.
This would leave out New Plymouth District Council, and Taranaki Regional Council from retaining a financial share, he said.
Moeahu said the New Plymouth District Council (Waitara Lands) Bill should be amended by transferring the land and accrued income from rentals fully to Waitara iwi, together with caveats over reserve land for public use. ......