May 10, 2021

Maori News & Indigenous Views

Asset sell off a foregone conclusion

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(RadioNZ) The chairperson of the Ngati Apa Runanga suspects the Government has already drawn up new legislation on the partial asset sales.

A series of iwi consultation hui are being held throughout the country.

The third, which drew more than a hundred people, was held in Whanganui on Thursday 9 February.

The head of Ngati Apa Adrian Rurawhe says there is anxiety among Maori that treaty rights will be lost if a clause in the current State Owned Enterprises Act is not retained.

He questions why there is such a short time frame for submissions on the matter.

Mr Rurawhe says he worries this lack of time means the Government has already written up a new act, and consultation will not make much difference.

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