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RMA Changes Welcome, But Must Go Further


Responding to the Government’s announcement of changes
to resource management laws, Taxpayers’ Union Executive
Director, Jordan Williams, said:

“These changes are
a step in the right direction in terms of removing
ideological and unworkable red tape but they don’t go far
enough.

“While we welcome the removal of the
requirement on consent applicants to demonstrate compliance
with the Te Mana o te Wai hierarchy of obligations, the
Government must go further and remove all references to Te
Mana o te Wai altogether.

“Te Mana o te Wai is vague
and ill-defined, going so far as to mean different things in
different parts of the country, depending on the local iwi
or hāpu. We have serious concerns about councils continuing
to waste money on work to uphold Te Mana o te Wai, even it
it is not required by law. We are writing to Minister Bishop
seeking clarification on a number of issues related to this
and urge his Government to issue a direction to councils
halting all work on this
issue.”
 

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