1.1 This is a statement for the NZ Māori Council pursuant to s18(1)(a) and s18(3) Māori Community Development Act 1962, to Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 Review Panel, in response to the Panel’s Discussion Document of March 2013.
1.2 The Council led the review in the late 1970s, resulting in the Brown Paper on Māori Land which was eventually transformed into Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993. The Council accepts it is now time to move on from that Act.
1.3 The Council considers a large vision is necessary to move Māori land law forward and congratulates the Panel for seeking such a vision.
1.4 The Council broadly supports the propositions which the Panel has proposed. However, this is not an exact response to the Panel’s issues but follows the order of the Council’s deliberations.
To read full submission….
130520 Te Ture Whenua Review discussion document