Supplementary Order Paper No 104

No 104

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Bill

Proposed amendment

Hon Annette King, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

New clause 14A

After clause 14 (after line 26 on page 22), insert:

14A Recognition of Moriori people
  • References in this Act to Māori, tikanga Māori, iwi, and the Treaty of Waitangi must be read to include the Moriori people and tikane Moriori in recognition of their special relationship, their culture, and traditions with regard to the marine environment.

Explanatory note

The Bill as introduced does not contain reference to the Moriori people, who, like Māori have important historical interests in the exclusive economic zone. This amendment gives the Moriori recognition in this legislation so that their interests might be protected.