11 May 2006

Chatham Islands - Māori Fishing Quota

From the collecton Treaty of Waitangi

The Māori Fisheries Bill proposal to give 10% of the country's quota to Māori as an interim settlement of fishing rights under the Treaty of Waitangi has been criticised by Chatham Islanders.

Maui Solomon, spokesperson for the Moriori, talks to Debbie Gee about the Māori fishing rights in the Chathams. He considers that as they were only there for five years before the Treaty of Waitangi, and pakeha were there at the same time, the Bill does not really apply to the Chatham Islands.

(Sound Archives MR890614)