Jan 28, 2021

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Passage of Takutai Moana bill makes Maori Party “stronger”

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(Waatea News) Pita Sharples says the debate over the Marine and Coastal Area Bill has made the Maori Party stronger.

The bill passed last week amid claims it would pit Maori against each other as they sought to establish customary rights within the six-year deadline, and that the tests for establishing those rights was too high.

But Dr Sharples says the party kept its promises, and that will count at election time.

It’s made us stronger and made the people realise we are people of integrity, we keep our word. We promised the people repeal. We promised the people (an avenue) back to courts, and thats all we promised and weve delivered. And people have got to get out of the isea that theyve lifted the bar themselves and suddenly wanted ownership of the foreshore and seabed, which is nothing that we promised, he says.

Dr Sharples says the Maori Party will stand on its record of achievement which also includes whanau ora, prisons reform, and lower petrol and power bills.

4 thoughts on “Passage of Takutai Moana bill makes Maori Party “stronger”

  1. We object to the Political Party named "The Maori Party" within the New Zealand Government, voting in support of the legislation named "The Marine and Coastal Area (Takutaimoana) Bill.

    This legislation violates and breaches Maori Rights embedded in the treaty named "Te Tiriti O Waitangi" and the Declaration named "He Whakaputanga o nga Rangatira o Niu Tireni".

    We also object to the Maori Party,s continuation of support to this legislation.

    Therefore,we would like to state Maori Party's vote of support for the Marine and Coastal Area Bill DOES NOT represent our support or tautoko.

    We request that the Political Party named the Maori Party cease immediately their continuation of support of the "Marine and Coastal Area(Takutaimoana) Bill, as it continues to violate and breach "Te Tiriti O Waitangi".

    For the asaid reasons given above

    We request that Assent is NOT GIVEN to the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutaimoana) Bill by the Governor General of New Zealand.
    http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/we-object-to-you

  2. We object to the Political Party named "The Maori Party" within the New Zealand Government, voting in support of the legislation named "The Marine and Coastal Area (Takutaimoana) Bill.

    This legislation violates and breaches Maori Rights embedded in the treaty named "Te Tiriti O Waitangi" and the Declaration named "He Whakaputanga o nga Rangatira o Niu Tireni".

    We also object to the Maori Party,s continuation of support to this legislation.

    Therefore,we would like to state Maori Party's vote of support for the Marine and Coastal Area Bill DOES NOT represent our support or tautoko.

    We request that the Political Party named the Maori Party cease immediately their continuation of support of the "Marine and Coastal Area(Takutaimoana) Bill, as it continues to violate and breach "Te Tiriti O Waitangi".

    For the asaid reasons given above

    We request that Assent is NOT GIVEN to the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutaimoana) Bill by the Governor General of New Zealand.

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