Monday November 24, 2014   Last updated 07:36AM
max
°
min
°

On Air Now | Radio Waatea

07:00am - 10:00am
Water case challenges parliament's supremacy
Kiwiwise

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

The most important Treaty of Waitangi case in 25 years starts before the Supreme Court today.

The New Zealand Māori Council and Waikato River tribes are challenging the way the Government is dismantling protections for claimants put in place after the council’s 1988 Lands case, so it can sell shares in state owned power companies.

They say privatisation means the Crown will be unable to compensate Māori if they succeed in subsequent water claims.

The Crown says there is no connection between the Treaty of Waitangi and the sale of the shares, and there is also no connection between shares in hydro power generators and water rights.

It says the Government is just doing what Parliament said it could do when it passed the law allowing the companies to be removed from the State Owned Enterprise Act and in New Zealand, Parliament is supreme.



Copyright © 2013, Uma Broadcasting Ltd


Comments


Post comment:

Name*
Email*
Will not be published

Maximum of 1750 characters (about 300 words)
In order to assist us in reducing spam, please type the characters you see:
spam control image
I have read and accepted the terms and conditions

These comments are moderated. Your comment, if approved, may not appear immediately. Please direct any queries about comment moderation to webmaster@waatea603am.co.nz
WEBAD - MSA 2014
WEBAD - ETangata
Manako 21112014 - Pt 1 Dr Leonie Pihama
Dr Leonie Pihama | Racism in New Zealand media
TWP 21112014 - Professor Karina Walters
Professor Karina L. Walters Associate Dean at the University of Washington School of Social Work Dr. Walters is also the Director of the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute National Center of Excellence and she talks about what bonds Indigenous Americans with Maori
Manako 21112014 - Pt 5 Tina Henderson
Tina Henderson | Arahuramarae whare tupuna and wharekai opening. Tekoteko is made of solid pounamu
TWP 21112014 - Ngawai Rewha
Ngawai Rewha | Aotearoa Maori Tag Football trials on Saturday in Mangere. Team will be picked to represent Aotearoa Maori at the 2015 Word cup in Australia
TWP 21112014 - Dr Pita Sharples
Former Maori Party co leader| Dr Pita Sharples pays tribute to Te Orohi Paul | The Ventnor shipwreck and relationships between Maori and Chinese
TWP 21112014 - Rob Ruha
Rob Ruha is a singer-songwriter from Te Whanau a Apanui and Ngati Porou| Rob won the Maori Album of the Year at the 2014 VMA
TWP 21112014 - John Tamihere
CEO Te Whanau O Waipareira John Tamihere | Waipareira Trust is celebrating a boom financial year.
TWP 21112014 - Willie Te Aho
Willie Te Aho | Tribute to Te Orohi Paul/ Water issues and housing
Waitangi Tribunal ruling enshrines Treaty as a living document
OPINION: The most significant thing about the Waitangi Tribunal ruling last week that Maori did not sign away Tino Rangatiratanga in 1840 is that it has reset with immediacy the role of the Treaty into the modern day.
Local Politics
OPINION: John Key’s comment about advising the Chilean president that there was a Kiwi in her country, who she wouldn’t want to invite for lunch, went horribly wrong although it was intended as a joke.
Key on the right track
OPINION: The war against terrorism is a no win situation for Prime Minister John Key. He’s damned if he doesn’t do enough and damned if he does too much and goes over the top.
0
WaateaFuneral


 
TMP2
p waateap listenp podcastp rssp facebookp twittercontactus

Submit


Glossary

Subscribe

To receive regular updates from Waatea News.