9 May 2006

Environment Report

From the collecton Treaty of Waitangi

Alison Bartley and Debbie Gee report on the recommendations from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Helen Hughes. Mrs Hughes has analysed the Crown's response to the Waitangi Tribunal recommendations on claims from Motunui, Kaituna, Manukau, Te Reo Māori, Waiheke, Orakei and Muriwhenua. One of her recommendations is that environmental policy should be acceptable to both Māori and Pakeha and environmental management should be in line with the Treaty of Waitangi.

Aila Taylor, Te Atiawa spokesman, says the comments in the Commissioner's report are very accurate in relation to his tribe's claims.

(Sound Archives MR881207)