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Four Māori Affairs Bills have passed their third and final readings in Parliament today, making a range of important changes to legislation affecting Māori, says Associate Minister of Māori Affairs, Hon Georgina te Heuheu.
“The changes within the Māori Purposes Bill, the Māori Fisheries Amendment Bill, the Māori Trust Boards Amendment Bill, and Te Ture Whenua Māori Amendment Bill, will lead directly to improvements for Māori.
“These bills represent a transition away from Government involvement in the affairs of private entities, and a move towards leaner and more responsible governance for Māori collectives, such as Trust Boards and post-settlement governance entities. Overall, the changes represent the opportunity for Maori entities to enhance their relationship with their beneficiaries,” says Mrs te Heuheu.
They will progress changes to:
“These changes are important in supporting the increasing independence of Māori in the stewardship of their assets,” says Mrs te Heuheu.
More information can be found at: www.tpk.govt.nz/en/consultation/reform