With many iwi having a commerical interest in rock lobster, the changes to quota catch limits for rock lobster (crayfish) fisheries set for 1 April are likely to have an impact on these groups.
The House this afternoon passed the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Bill, which repeals and replaces the Foreshore and Seabed Act 2004.
March 22nd, 2011; the Hikoi which left Kaitaia on the 14th arrived at Parliament. The Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Bill was reported with amendment and completed it committee stage by 62 to 57 with National, Maori Party and United Future supporting. The Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Bill will now enter the third reading [...]
Mobile phone company 2degrees has signed up more than half a million customers in New Zealand since it started 18 months ago. The company has 580,112 customers, up from 206,000 a year ago. 2degrees is 20% owned by Hautaki limited. Te Huarahi Tika Trust is the sole shareholder in Hautaki Limited the corporate trustee for [...]
Māori Council deputy chair Maanu Paul has been appointed to the Crown Forestry Rental Trust. Mr Paul has filled the position vacated by Sir Graham Latimer.
Today the committee stage on the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Bill will continue with three parts and the preliminary clauses still to be considered.
Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai) Bill enters the committee stage in the parliamentary house today, following its second reading last week.