The Māori Party has reached agreement with the Government to support the remaining stages of the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill (RLAB).
The Māori Party is confident that the gains we have advocated for, will ensure that there is a clearer balance around protecting Papatūānuku,” says Māori Party Co-leader Marama Fox.
“We’ve worked hard on the outcomes to reach an agreement that we are satisfied with,” says Māori Party Co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell.
The Māori Party recognises the importance to New Zealand of increasing housing supply and the essential role that the RMA plays in supporting development in the areas where it is needed most i.e. Auckland and Christchurch. However this should not be at the detriment to this country’s natural and cultural taonga.
The Māori Party is confident that the changes advocated for in the RMA amendments better balances development and kaitiakitanga.