Submission Pack – Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill

The submission closing date for the Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill is Thursday, 14 July 2016. If you would like to use the information pack I have been using at the workshops I’ve held, you can download this here:

Te Ture Whenua Maori Bill Submissions Pack

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  1. Mary Liza Manuel July 13, 2016 Reply

    Te toto o te tangata he kai. Te oranga o te tangata he whenua.
    The lifeblood of a person is derived from food; the livelihood of a people depends on land

    Te itu he kainga, whatua nga-rongaro he tangata.
    The land still remains when people have disappeared

    Kiaora I wish to submit this submission opposing the Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill.
    Maori land has large amounts of co-ownership. I believe this law change will mean that rather than gain agreement from all incorporated owners of that land before anything proceeds.,
    I do feel that first and foremost our land needs to be fully honored and protected from any alienation of our Maori land.
    The wider public I sat among had heard enough and a majority I would say were strongly opposed yet this bill continued to proceed even after the findings were reported by the Waitangi tribunal.
    Under the customary lore you should have taken more time for consideration so that all Maori are inclusive of the amendments that would have made it a perfect bill. You should just give more time and consultation one chapter at a time so its fully clarified.
    The level of transparency based on facts was book so long that not everyone would be able to break down and exact the information needed to make such informed decisions.
    I am so sick and tired of the word iwi used as far as seeking mandates confirmed. I would challenge that when you say you have iwi support or endorsement that it was an elite few. Correct me if I am wrong but was there an iwi attendance register signed when such endorsements were being made. It seems invalid for me to accept that as a vote from the Maori people.
    The Iwi leaders forum I would question exactly the same way. Are they voting on their own interests because if it was on behalf of their collective iwi then the process should have opened up for submissions on such a crucial issue.
    This bill takes me back to Partrica Graces book “Potiki”.
    Mainly we need to ensure our land is protected with the RMA 1991 and the RMA 1993 included.
    This is one of many reasons why this bill shouldn’t proceed.I strongly oppose this bill.
    I wish to speak to my submission.

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