29 Nov 2005

Waitangi - SOE Bill Introduced

From the collecton Treaty of Waitangi

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Alison Bartley reports on a bill which has been introduced to allow Crown land to be transferred to the new corporations set up under the State Owned Enterprises Act. The Treaty of Waitangi-SOE Bill provides safeguards to protect existing or future Māori claims against land or water being transferred to SOEs. Comments from Deputy Prime Minister Geoffrey Palmer and Leader of the Opposition Jim Bolger. Chairman of the New Zealand Māori Council, Sir Graham Latimer, hails the legislation as a victory for all New Zealanders.

(Sound Archives MR871210)

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