At the moment the tribal elites are naturally delighted with their new found power. Here is how the Maori Party is celebrating its victory on Facebook.
“Councils will be legally obliged to open their doors to hapu and iwi who want to be part of their decision-making.”
“This will be the first time hapu and iwi will be recognised in resource management legislation as kaitiaki and that’s huge.”
“Pulling back the powers of the Environment Minister…”
“Pulling back on streamlining the consents process…”
“Removing the right of councils…”
National’s only reason for wanting to amend the RMA in the first place was to get rid of red tape. Yet here we have iwi elites saying the red tape (consenting process) is not to be streamlined.
Constitutional lawyer Stephen Franks confirms the worst in a letter sent to members of the Hobson’s Choice movement (which also sourced the above quotes).
PERMANENT RACIAL POWER SHARING
Constitutional lawyer Stephen Franks confirms the worst:
‘The Bill gives every local authority exercising RMA powers 18 months to reach a power sharing agreement with any iwi or hapu that asks for one.
‘If they can’t agree the agreement will be dictated by forced mediation, with “guidance” from the Minister.
[The Minister in charge of the surrender.]
‘Once reached the agreements are permanent, unless iwi/hapu agree to amendments.
‘There is nothing in the legislation to protect citizens from permanent subjection to the religious/cultural/venal demands of unelected iwi leaders with their hands on some of the most critical levers of local government.’
New Zealand is no longer a democratic country but one based on racial discrimination. There is only one opportunity to end this disgusting apartheid and that is to get rid of the RMA after the next election. Vote for any party that says they will do that while removing all race based preference in legislation.