27 Apr 2006

Māori - Fisheries

From the collecton Treaty of Waitangi

The Waitangi Tribunal has recommended changes in the proposed Māori fisheries settlement, to bring it into line with the Treaty of Waitangi.

The National government is to buy part of Sealord Products for Māori, to settle commercial fishing claims. In a 27-page report released today, the Tribunal says it wants the government to allow Māori continued access to the courts, and to make sure the benefits of the deal are allocated fairly. Adam Gifford reports. Peter Fowler speaks to Maui Solomon of Te Iwi Moriori in the Chatham Islands, one of the iwi which opposes parts of the Sealord deal. Minister of Justice Doug Graham talks to Neil Billington.

(Sound Archives CP921106)