The proposed sell-off of Solid Energy lands in Huntly is a breach of good faith undertakings given to Waikato-Tainui in their Treaty of Waitangi settlement reached 20yrs ago, says Hauraki-Waikato MP Nanaia Mahuta.
"There are core principles which inform the right of first refusal mechanisms in the Waikato-Tainui Settlement. The principle of returning land wrongly confiscated in the region was an important matter.
The outlook for New Zealand’s indigenous species is grim after a new report found the Department of Conservation has made few improvements in managing biodiversity, Labour’s Conservation spokesperson Nanaia Mahuta says.
“The Auditor-General’s report Prioritising and Partnering to Manage Biodiversity found the Department has made limited progress in following up its 2012 recommendations.