Post by Kiwi Frontline on Sept 14, 2016 17:14:19 GMT 12
KERMADEC SANCTUARY IS "THIS GOVERNMENT'S FORESHORE AND SEABED", IWI SAY, AS BATTLE OVER MASSIVE MARINE RESERVE HEADS TO COURT
A battle between iwi and the Government over the proposed Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary is set for court after attempts to find a compromise failed.
Te Ohu said the breach of iwi fishing rights was so serious that the the Maori Party should now consider severing its ties with the National-led Government.
Chairman Jamie Tuuta said today it was "extremely disappointing" that the two parties had been unable to resolve "major" Treaty differences. He said iwi had worked hard to find a compromise that allowed the sanctuary to go ahead but did not extinguish Treaty rights....