15 Apr 2010

Low turnout predicted for foreshore hui

9:05 am on 15 April 2010

Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei is predicting a low Maori turn-out for consultation hui on changes to the foreshore and seabed Act.

She says that's because all that is on offer from National is a blend of the existing law and the deal Labour-negotiated with East Coast tribe Ngati Porou.

She told Waatea News: "There isn't a lot more for Maori to say to Government as they don't listen."

Attorney General Chris Finlayson will hold a consultation hui on Thursday at Pukemokimoki marae in Napier and a public meeting at 6.30pm at the Hawke's Bay municipal theatre.