30 Jul 2020

Resource Management Act review suggests changes to give iwi more power

From Morning Report, 7:47 am on 30 July 2020

The review of the Resource Management Act put forward a raft of changes to give iwi more power in environmental law. 

The report highlighted that, "despite the large number of provisions in the RMA designed to provide for Māori interests, these have not been implemented to enable mana whenua to engage meaningfully in the resource management system."

Lisa Te Heuheu is chair of Te Wai Māori Trust, which works to advance Māori interests in freshwater fisheries.