Supplementary Order Paper No 47

No 47

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Resource Management (Simplifying and Streamlining) Amendment Bill

Proposed amendments

Te Ururoa Flavell, in Committee, to move the following amendments:

New clause 5A

To insert the following new clause (after line 37 on page 19):

5A Treaty of Waitangi relationship
  • Section 6 is amended by adding the following paragraph after paragraph (g):

    • (h) The Treaty of Waitangi relationship between hapū and iwi Māori, and the Crown.

New clause 5B

To insert the following new clause (after line 37 on page 19):

5B Treaty of Waitangi
  • Section 8 is repealed and the following section substituted:

    8 Treaty of Waitangi
    • In achieving the purpose of this Act, all persons exercising functions and powers under it, in relation to managing the use, development, and protection of natural and physical resources, shall give effect to the Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi).

Explanatory note

The amendments strengthen the requirement for all persons to uphold the Treaty of Waitangi in the implementation and administration of the Resource Management Act. This addresses the concerns of whānau, hapū and iwi, that resource management appropriately reflects obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.