October 20, 2021
Tamati Coffey – Labour MP
Tamati Coffey Chair Māori Affairs Select Committee: This week marks 150yrs of mahi done by the MASC. Arguably the most productive of all other Parliamentary Select Committees – Party politics is often shelved in favour of progressing Iwi aspirations. The Select Committee process is the final chance for Māori to make submissions and recommendations on Bills and for many whānau hāpu, it’s too late an opportunity to seek redress.