ODT - Maori Party wants clarification on water

ODT - Maori Party wants clarification on water

The Maori Party has finally broken its silence on Labour’s water levy proposal, calling for a clarification of ownership before a tax was applied.

Maori Party co-leaders Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox called on Labour to clarify who owned the country’s freshwater before it tried to tax it.

"Labour has claimed everybody owns the water, while the Waitangi Tribunal says Maori have rights akin to ownership."

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Maori TV - Taurima says Water rights similar to Foreshore and Seabed rights

Maori TV - Taurima says Water rights similar to Foreshore and Seabed rights

The National Māori Students Association had the opportunity to grill politicians during a political debate at their annual conference in Auckland today. 

One of the big issues discussed was the ownership of water being compared to the Foreshore Seabed.

Māori Party candidate Shane Taurima says the new foreshore seabed issue Māori are facing right now is the ownership of water.

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