May 24, 2016
Submissions call on land law reform
The Maori affairs select committee has gone out to social media to encourage submissions on Te Ture Whenua Maori Bill.
People have just over four weeks to respond to the bill, which totally rewrites land law and will remove many of the current protections around how multiply-owned land is managed and used.
Committee chair Nuk Korako says the bill will govern what happens on 5.5 percent of New Zealand's land mass and 11 percent of land in the North Island land.
If there are concentrations of submissions from various regions, the committee will go on the road to hear from submitters.
He says people shouldn't feel intimidated by the process.
"This is your opportunity to talk direct to the decision makers around the bill and the important thing is to hear from those who have some dissension or don't support some of it because those people are really important because we can then listen to all of those and make a lot more informed decision," Mr Korako says.
Information on the bill is on the committee's facebook page as well as on the parliament website.
Submissions must be in by June 27.
Submit online at: http://bit.ly/24PhxeL before midnight Thursday 27 June 2016.
See how to make a submission, visit: http://bit.ly/1VEeqVj
Te Reo version: http://bit.ly/1ZF6HmY
Click here for further information on the bill.
The Maori Affairs Committee’s Facebook page
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