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Environment Canterbury Commissioners appointed

Environment Canterbury Commissioners appointed
Wellington, April 22 NZPA - Government fix-it specialist Dame Margaret Bazley is to take over as chair of commissioners overseeing Environment Canterbury, and fixing Canterbury's water issues.

Declaration most significant day since Treaty - judge

Declaration most significant day since Treaty - judge
Wellington, April 22 NZPA - High Court judge Sir Edward Taihakurei Durie says the signing of the United Nation Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People was the most significant day for Maori rights since the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.

"Reasonably small" amount under customary title - PM

"Reasonably small" amount under customary title - PM
Wellington, April 6 NZPA - The amount of foreshore and seabed Maori will be able to secure customary title for would be "reasonably small", Prime Minister John Key said this morning.

Judge Fox Promoted To Deputy Chief Of Maori Land Court

Judge Fox Promoted To Deputy Chief Of Maori Land Court
Wellington, Feb 20 NZPA - Maori Land Court judge Caren Fox has been appointed deputy chief judge of the court. Minister of Maori Affairs Pita Sharples said Judge Fox of Ngati Porou and Rongowhakaata would make a fine deputy chief judge.

New Maori Land Court Chief Judge Appointed

New Maori Land Court Chief Judge Appointed
Wellington, Aug 14 NZPA - Acting Chief Maori Land Court Judge Wilson Isaac will take over the appointment permanently, Maori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples announced today.

Seven Ideas Being Discussed At Auckland Hui

Wellington, April 22 NZPA - Seven draft ideas being discussed at the hui in Auckland today: 1. More use of informal mediation between parties before going to the Waitangi Tribunal and the Maori Land Court. It would work similarly to the process for resolving employment disputes.

PM Wants To See More Flexible, Faster, Treaty Settlement Process

PM Wants To See More Flexible, Faster, Treaty Settlement Process
Wellington, April 22 NZPA - The Treaty of Waitangi settlement process will need to become more flexible to reach the 2014 target and see "all Maori standing strong", Prime Minister John Key said at a large hui in Auckland today.

Labour Proposes Changes To Foreshore And Seabed Act

Labour Proposes Changes To Foreshore And Seabed Act
Wellington, April 21 NZPA - The Labour Party has proposed restoring the right of iwi to apply to the Maori Land Court for customary title to the foreshore and seabed.

Harawira Enraged By Labour's Offer To Engage In Review

Harawira Enraged By Labour's Offer To Engage In Review
Wellington, March 5 NZPA - Labour's commitment to "constructively engage" with the review of the Foreshore and Seabed Act has enraged a Maori Party MP. "Hell, 40,000 Maori marched to Wellington to oppose the bill and yet they still went ahead with it," Hone Harawira said today.

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