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Public health, water infrastructure and te ao Māori (as well as governance) went into the mix when Mahuta named water authority

27/02/2021

This water authority appears to be very carefully chosen to proceed down one predetermined path. Plus I see potential conflicts of interest already. More inherent racism

Point of Order

Our Beehive Bulletin … 

With the Maori wards issue taken care of through legislation rushed egregiously into law under urgency, control of the country’s water supply is high on the agenda for action by champions of the treaty “partnership”.

Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngāi Tahu have joined forces in proceedings against the Crown, seeking “rangatiratanga” over freshwater in their respective areas.

Rangatiratanga – according to the Stuff report –  has a wide number of meanings, covering everything from leadership to authority to autonomy.  Citizens should be braced for whatever interpretation is put on this when the courts make a ruling.

More immediately, the government has announced its appointments to the inaugural board of its water services regulator, established as part of major water reforms.

Appointees with Ngati Kahungunu and Ngai Tahu ancestry are among the seven people named.

Among other bulletins from the Beehive:

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