Muriel Newman: RMA reforms give iwi too much power

Publish Date
Mon, 3 Apr 2017, 1:53PM

Muriel Newman: RMA reforms give iwi too much power

Publish Date
Mon, 3 Apr 2017, 1:53PM

The NZ Centre for Political Research recently published an open letter about the lack of discussion around the new provisions in the Resource Management Act.

The letter's writer, head of NZCPR and Former ACT MP Muriel Newman, joined Leighton Smith to discuss the two sections of the RMA Amendment Bill she has issue with.

LISTEN ABOVE: Leighton Smith speaks to Muriel Newman

"The arrangements that they've inserted into the bill will essentially allow iwi to co-govern local authorities and the agreements that have been put in place between the iwi or hapu and the local authority can't be changed - they'll be there forever. 

"There has been no public consultation at all about it and that's really what's so upsetting about it."

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