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Urgent Hearings 18th – 20th March 2014

The Urgent hearing of the Council’s Māori Community Development Act 1962 claim has been confirmed at Pipitea Marae, Wellington from Tuesday, 18 March to Thursday, 20 March 2014.

First Claim
b) What is the role of Māori in the review and reform of the Māori Community Development Act 1962?

  1. How are Treaty principles applied in determining that Māori role?
  2. How is the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) relevant to the interpretation and application of Treaty principles in answering question (b)?

c) What is the role of the Crown in the review and reform of the Māori Community Development Act 1962?

i. How are Treaty principles applied in determining that Crown role?

ii. How is UNDRIP relevant to the interpretation and application of Treaty principles in answering question (c)?

d) In light of the answers to questions (b) and (c) above, is the current review of the Māori Community Development Act 1962 consistent with Treaty principles?

Read full report: 2. Wai 2417 1 4 002 Statement of Issues

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