The proposed sell-off of Solid Energy lands in Huntly is a breach of good faith undertakings given to Waikato-Tainui in their Treaty of Waitangi settlement reached 20yrs ago, says Hauraki-Waikato MP Nanaia Mahuta.
"There are core principles which inform the right of first refusal mechanisms in the Waikato-Tainui Settlement. The principle of returning land wrongly confiscated in the region was an important matter.
The outlook for New Zealand’s indigenous species is grim after a new report found the Department of Conservation has made few improvements in managing biodiversity, Labour’s Conservation spokesperson Nanaia Mahuta says.
“The Auditor-General’s report Prioritising and Partnering to Manage Biodiversity found the Department has made limited progress in following up its 2012 recommendations.
The Government’s target to have 95 per cent of pre-school children identified as obese referred to an appropriate health professional by 2017 will make little difference to obesity rates in some of our most disadvantaged communities, Labour’s Māori Development spokesperson Nanaia Mahuta says.
A report commissioned by the Health Promotion Agency shows 39 per cent of Maori and 50 per cent of Pasifika children are not receiving full B4School checks.