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CORANZ overview on Foreshore and Seabed legislation / Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Bill

October 04, 2010

Do you know that the National government intends removing Crown ownership from the foreshore and seabed by the end of summer? This is effectively taking your property. It is virtually the giving away of a priceless public asset. The reason is simply politics and power. To retain its power base the National Government has agreed in return for Maori Party support in Parliament, to repeal the 2004 Foreshore and Seabed Act. That 2004 Act re-affirmed the Crown ownership that had been in place since 1840. The foreshore and seabed has been, and is at present, there for every New Zealander to use, enjoy and be responsible for.

 

Read the comments of Dr Hugh Barr and then write your own comments to the Select Committee to reach them before 19 November 2010

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