Mayors positive about Ture Whenua Bill

Heta Gardiner
  • Te Tai Tokerau
  • Tāmaki Makaurau
  • Waikato/Te Waiariki
  • Te Tai Hauāuru
  • Te Tai Rāwhiti
  • Te Whanganui-ā-Tara
  • Te Waipounamu
  • Ahitereiria

E manawanui ana te Minita Whanaketanga Māori i te nui o ngā kupu tautoko a ngā koromatua maha o te motu i te hui whakawhiti kōrero mō ngā whakahōutanga ki te ture whenua Māori i tēnei rā.

He pire kua kaha tohea. Kua whai reo tautoko.

Hei tā John Carter, “He whenua kāore i te whakamahia, aa he raru tērā mo te kaipupuri o taua whenua rā, he raru mot e hapori, he raru mō te whanuitanga o Aotearoa. Ma tēnei pire he huripoki i taua ahuatanga.”

Ahakoa tā Te Taitokerau, me Te Tairawhiti rohe e whai pānga nui ana, ki te pire nei, i runga anō i te maha o ngā whenua Māori ki aua rohe.

E whakaae ngātahi ana ngā koromatua, he hua pai ka toko ake i te Pire Ture Whenua Māori.

Ki te āhuatanga matua mo motau, ko te aheinga o ngā kaipupuri whenua ki te whakamahi i aua whenua rā. Kāore aua aehinga i watea i mua. Mā tēnei e watea ratau ki te kokiri tika i a ratau hiahia kei tua.

E ai ki a Meng Foon, “Ka taea e nga kaipupuri whenua ki te mahi i a ratau pakihi ki runga ia ratau whenua.”

Kua ara ake ētahi awangawanga mō te pire nei, na runga i te whakatau aa ētahi, he whakangoikore i te Koti Whenua Māori te mahi.

This bill has been controversial.

Those opposing it say it weakens the role of the Māori Land Court.

Hei Te Ururoa Flavell - He wahi ta te koti, engari ko te tino aronga o tenei ture, ko te whakahoki I te mana korero, ki te hunga e whai panga ana ki taua whenua. Kia kaua e haere ki te koti, engari me waiho I te koti hei pakitara whakamutunga, mena ka tau, e kore e taea tetahi te whakatau I te raruraru.

Kāore he paku raru ka toko ake. He hua papai mō te katoa. 

Ka puta te ripoata o te Rōpū Whakamana i te Tiriti mō te pire nei, apopo.