One way that Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō is able to exercise its tino rangatiratanga is by engaging with the Crown and local government on issues that impact on rights conferred under the Treaty of Waitangi, and subsequently affirmed under the Deed of Settlement signed with the Crown in 2010.

Submission of Kurahaupō iwi on the New MPA Act

It is the submission of the iwi of Kurahaupō  that the proposed Act as outlined in the Consultation Document lacks detail and is based on insufficient, inadequate research and incomplete data. The Consultation Document represents an example of poor law-making, is poorly  thought-out, confused in its intentions and misdirected in its scope.

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