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Greens cite potential for seabed mineral claims

Greens cite potential for seabed mineral claims
Wellington, July 22 NZPA - The Green Party warned today the ownership of New Zealand's oil outside the 12 nautical mile limit may turn out to be the "biggest Maori land grab in New Zealand history".

Joyce says total Maori control of 4G spectrum unlikely

Joyce says total Maori control of 4G spectrum unlikely
Wellington, June 18 NZPA - Communications Minister Steven Joyce is pouring cold water on Maori Council claims for fourth generation telecommunications spectrum.

Summary of main budget spending announcements

Summary of main budget spending announcements
Wellington, May 20 NZPA - A list of the main spending announcements in the 2010 budget:

Claims using declaration time wasting - English

Claims using declaration time wasting - English
Wellington, April 22 NZPA - It is a "total waste of time" for Maori to try make claims under a United Nations declaration on indigenous rights that New Zealand has just endorsed, Acting Prime Minister Bill English says.

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.

Lawyer warns declaration may have impact

Lawyer warns declaration may have impact
Wellington, April 21 NZPA - United Nations declarations are often a first step towards binding conventions public law specialist Mai Chen said today, a day after the Government's affirmation of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People.

Appointments to Maori TV, Waitangi Tribunal and Maori Language Commission

Appointments to Maori TV, Waitangi Tribunal and Maori Language Commission
Wellington, April 16 NZPA - Maori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples today announced appointments to the Maori TV board, Waitangi Tribunal and Maori Language Commission.

East Coast settlement won't be delayed, Tribunal says

Wellington, March 26 NZPA - The Waitangi Tribunal has decided not to delay the East Coast settlement process with Ngati Porou because three claimants questioned its mandate to represent them.

Taranaki Terms Of Negotiation Signed

Taranaki Terms Of Negotiation Signed
Wellington, March 17 NZPA - The 150th anniversary of the start of the Taranaki land wars has been marked by the signing of terms of negotiation for a Treaty of Waitangi settlement.

New Treaty Deal For Auckland On Table

New Treaty Deal For Auckland On Table
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Feb 3 NZPA - Public access to Auckland's volcanic cones will be retained under a new Treaty deal offered to Maori, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Chris Finlayson says.

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