Resource Legislation Amendment Bill – Second Reading – Part 5

Resource Legislation Amendment Bill – Second Reading – Part 5

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grandiose an intent and flawed in its detail and it really should go in the trash can Marama Fox 10 re at their mother and I’d like to thank the previous speaker for his contribution in fact I quite like David Parker I’m not one into pointing fingers and saying horrible things about people so I’m going to see the wonderful things i like about mr. David Parker I agree with them that he’s a valuable moon he’s given good input in his speech across and a broad range of things that we actually agree on we come to this house when we come to the the rme legislation or the resource legislation amendment bill because we think we try to provide some balance to that we’ve managed to maintain kaitiaki tonga we’ve managed to maintain the place of her paw and ii we in the management of the resources underneath this piece of legislation we believe that protection and enhancement of the natural world can only be achieved when tongue it’s a FINRA are involved in decisions about the sustainable management and economic progress we have this belief it is also the belief of the eb cheers forum whose technical advisers worked with us in negotiations with the minister to carve back some of the things that the Honorable David Parker V honorable yes he is honorable david parker mentioned in her speech and I mean we want to be involved in a very real way to this end we have supported the call of natty tomor who has sought from the Minister of Environment a water conservation order over the Y coral pupu springs we do this mr. speaker because it has been the experience of Maori and regional areas and under local government to come and be consulted and tick box and then ignored when decision-making was made by resource by regional councils and local councils and I could bring up the example in my own town of Masterson with the Erie we consulted about whether to put the overflow from the sewage treatment centers directly into the river when the treatments in ponds were full our objection was noted Nancy kahungunu he waited upper entered an eternity wedded upper said this is unacceptable you cannot do that you have another option available to you we think you should do that and the local council said thank you very much for your consultation and did it anyway to the point where that river is so now degraded there a dog farm dog drink from the river not far from where that surge outlet flows into the door mahanga river and died that’s right that’s how clean our rivers are so yes we do believe that having given increased say through the huh no arrangements for her poo and II we with fear local council is an important step and it is a huge leap of faith for this to be legislated in law that they must do it because it’s variable around the country how much our local government interacts with their local Marty now some people have called that separatism some people have said that special rights for Marty some people have said their fetters privilege I’ll tell you what that is that is correcting the imbalance that is correcting the imbalance of a guarantee that was given to Marty under the Treaty of Waitangi and we have sought to ensure that guarantee to all their resources to all of the lens to the rivers to their fishers to is that a different issue I think not thank you very much so our guilt concept of guardianship and kaitiaki tunga which embraces the spiritual and cultural guardianship of Tao Modi is a responsibility to arrived from a Papa Papa that links us to our ancestral mother papatuanuku that is our right and that is why we stand up and fight for the right of Maori within this piece of legislation however let’s get to the GE free debate that has been going on recently I would like our public and our fun 02 know that the mighty party has been a supporter of GE free altered was since 2004 it has been in our policy manifesto it has been in our relationship agreements with the government and based on this there are some things that we would still like to negotiate with the minister because the drafting does not completely match the anticipated decisions that we came to an agreement that we came to around policy so in good faith today Mr Speaker we are going to vote for this on the guarantee that we continue to have those conversations to put forward the policies of not just the Maori Party but yes regions such as the Hawke’s Bay region such as did i took it oh and regions within did y poner mu who are advocating for a GE free stance the multi-party will protect the natural environment and the ecological system this comes straight from our policy support old co to our remaining nuclear free some work towards achieving a GE free New Zealand now that has been our policy forever it is not because people are jumping up and down we have met with our GE friends throughout the entire process as we’ve sought to reduce the wide-ranging powers of the minister now you might have noticed that you used to be a 360 a BNC as well as d and they are now gone because that’s what we have negotiated we do that because we speak on behalf of the people that we represent and their technical advisors were completely involved along the entire process to ensure that we could get the best outcome for Maori and guess what they agree that’s exactly what we’ve done we’ve secured gains for kaitiaki toner in this bill and if the New Zealand first party have a problem with that they should speak to a member of their party who was the chief treaty negotiator for our Kahuna new settlement in which they were trying to get back the lake and the rivers and have managed equal management over those resources he can tell them all about what that means to Marty and that is exactly what we ought to do here so that you cannot just be consulted but you’re up front at the beginning are able to engage in a hahnel arrangement with your local council to determine what areas you would like to have notifications around consent for so no maybeee we don’t need to be consulted about a window in a building or or a street that’s going to be built an area that’s already being subdivided but they may want to be consulted about a while he tapu a secret spring a place that has been a gathering place for their people for our centuries and that’s exactly what happened with the spring at now that we talked about earlier y calor pupu springs so Mr Speaker we actually are willing to support this two-day on condition and this is what we say to the minister that we have been working in good faith with him and that we have made some gains formatted and within this for the betterment of the whole of older one because kaitiaki tongue a linked through papa to our earth mother is the way that we ensure that our environment is maintained and it’s not way dab’ll not swimmable but its pristine state our policy is not for swimmable rivers it’s for drinkable rivers or at least drinkable where it should be drinkable and not in the middle of rotted or when there’s bubbling mud coming up through the water but its pristine state mr. speaker and so we stand today to say we give support we give support to this piece of legislation to the second reading but we are looking forward to the Committee of the Whole House stage at which any further negotiations that we may be able to get through to further protect the environment will be put through in that time mr. speaker it’s never too late it’s not too late until the fat lady sings and I haven’t started singing yet so mr. speaker the next stage the Committee of the Whole House stage is a stage where we can bring sops to the house the opportunity to make amendments if we are able to do that and let the rest of the house decide whether those things are appropriate for this piece of legislation or not and this bill does not become law until it passes the third reading that’s the time at which you should measure the votes of how voting is cast because I understand that’s been raised in recent times about the Marty party being the Marty branch of the National Party well mr. speaker let me just clarify before I finish if I wanted to wear blue undies I would be I’m not therefore we seek to have independent voice and we bring independent voice to this bill we bring end of the independence a vote to this bill and we seek to uphold the wishes of our people who have put their trust in us and that’s what we are doing Thank You mr. speaker mr. speaker meka whaitiri ET manga kissa latina queer you tira ingham mot 1480 natok at all mr. speaker

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