Post by Kiwi Frontline on Jul 1, 2021 4:40:32 GMT 12
MĀORI TO BE CONSULTED FIRST ON CONTROVERSIAL CO-GOVERNANCE REPORT
The Government will consult with Māori first about the controversial He Puapua report before they create a declaration plan that will go to the wider public next year, 1 NEWS understands.
Executive director of the Māori Council, Matthew Tukaki, said shared decision-making would be top of the list in such discussions.
“If we have a look at the RMA, for example, and the three bits of legislation coming down the line, it's about having equal say in how our lands, how our waterways, our taonga, our flora, our fauna are managed.”
Everything is on the table but there are no promises with issues like a Māori upper parliament and entrenching the Māori seats still hot topics.
“There is an argument for more Māori seats in the New Zealand parliament,” Tukaki said......