The government’s Foreshore and Seabed proposal is out. I’m deep in a coding fugue state and unable to process much, but this excerpt from Audrey Young’s summary jumped out at me:
The document says: “There would be no obligation on a coastal/hapu to comply with the requirements of the Resource Management Act when giving or declining permission for a coastal permit.
“The decision of the coastal hapu/iwi could be made according to a Maori world view, on grounds which are not covered by the RMA.”
I’d love to be a fly on the wall of the Labour Party caucus room tonight (was it The Young Ones who made a documentary about a couple of flies on their kitchen wall?)