Collins: Govt trying to push through 'radical' view of Treaty

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 10 May 2021, 9:44AM
National leader Judith Collins. (Photo / File)
National leader Judith Collins. (Photo / File)

Collins: Govt trying to push through 'radical' view of Treaty

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 10 May 2021, 9:44AM

National's slamming draft changes to conservation policies. 

It's obtained leaked documents outlining a number of draft recommendations, from a group set up to review conservation laws.  

The document outlines a number of draft recommendations from one of the Government's working groups.

National Party leader Judith Collins says it asks for a reform of the Department of Conservation, and that the Conservation Act be replaced with a system that better honours Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Treaty .

The leaked information also suggests a possible transfer of powers in Doc estate to tangata whenua.

She says the information suggests a possible transfer of powers in DoC estate to tangata whenua. 

Collins told Mike Hosking there's a lot to be concerned about. 

"It is pretty clear that this is an attempt by the Government to put in place an entirely radical view of the Treaty of Waitangi, which they haven't discussed with New Zealanders."

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