1 Feb 2012

Manu Korihi News for 1 February 2012

From Checkpoint, 6:48 pm on 1 February 2012

An American company has gained approval from the Overseas Investment Office to gain access to Maori owned land near Rotorua, to build a geothermal power plant; The Waikato-Tainui Whanau Ora collective is confident Whanau Ora will survive, despite a suggestion it may be lost due to a possible fallout between the Maori and National parties; Meanwhile the principal of an Auckland based Maori law firm, says if Treaty protection measures are removed from the State Owned Enterprise Act, tribes who haven't finalised their Treaty claims, may lose rights to the state assets they're negotiating over; The Government has laid out three options for transferring Treaty clauses into new legislation which would the way for the partial sales.