27 May 2015
A series of consultation hui seeking public feedback on proposed reforms to Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 were announced this morning by Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell.
Te Puni Kōkiri, LINZ and the Ministry of Justice are working together to develop a suite of options for the implementation of the proposed reforms.
The hui will allow Māori landowners to give their views on proposed changes to the way Māori freehold land is administered. The intention of the reforms is to make it easier for Māori landowners to use and develop their land while also protecting cultural interests.
There are 23 regional consultation hui scheduled for 2-18 June, and oral and written submissions on the proposed reforms can be made until 10am, Friday 7 August 2015.