Foreshore and seabed bill around the corner?
The Government have made good progress on a bill designed to repel the existing law and guarantee access to the foreshore and seabed for all New Zealanders.
Prime Minister John Key says New Zealanders will find out what rights they have to the foreshore and seabed next week.
The Government has been seeking feedback on a proposal to repeal the existing law and replace it with a public domain regime where no one would own the foreshore and seabed.
Mr Key says the bill will likely be introduced into Parliament next week.
He says good progress has been made with the bill, and when it's released it will guarantee access to the foreshore and seabed for all New Zealanders.
Key can say what he likes. Will Maori support him? The Maori Party was formed because greedy radical Maori want it for themselves. They don't seem to understand they are not the owners of this land, just the caretakers of their few hectares. Maori are not indigenous to NZ anyway; their ancestors came from East Polynesia. Nobody can own the land below the high-tide mark anyway!