COLOR-Waatea logo 2016-final

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

07:00pm - 07:30pm
Ed Sheeran

Alarm bells at Maori consent rules

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

Alarm is growing about proposed rules in the Auckland Unitary Plan for cultural impact assessments.

Labour Maori Affairs spokesperson Shane Jones says the Auckland Council seems to want to turn the 19 iwi in the super city into consent authorities,

He says as someone who was part of the core group that wrote the Resource Management Act 24 years ago, that’s not what was in mind.

The plan identifies 3600 sites of value to mana whenua that will require assessments from iwi, adding to compliance costs.

Employers and Manufacturers Association chief executive Kim Campbell says the rules look rushed and half-baked, and need to be withdrawn and reworked from first principles.

He says the scope for assessments is so broad and ill-defined it could mean every resource consent requires one.


Copyright © 2014, UMA Broadcasting Ltd

flu vaccine campaign
NLC - One More Try - (feat Stanley T) [Official Video]
Dr Rawiri Taonui Covid Maori | Seven Variants in New Zealand and Low Rate of Maori Vaccination
The world has delivered more than 1.15 billion vaccines as countries race to inoculate populations against Covid-19.
OPINION: National's scream of segregation vs my Maori journey as a Pakeha
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The National Party are attempting to race-bait by describing the Māori Health Authority as 'segregation'.
OPINION: Labour Party radical Health shakeup & Maori Party radical self love campaign
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The dynamics between the Māori Party and the Labour Māori Caucus are generating political traction on Māori issues in a way not previously seen before.





Enter your email address to receive regular updates from Waatea News.
  • fb

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

07:00pm - 07:30pm