5 May 2015

Support for change to how multiple-owned Maori land is rated

From Checkpoint, 5:52 pm on 5 May 2015

Tangata whenua are backing a new rates model introduced by the Far North District Council which they say gives multiple-owners of Maori land a fair rates system for the first time. The board which represents Maori in Auckland says tangata whenua are too encumbered and restricted by current law to develop their land and pay rates and is calling for change.