“Iwi insist private titles must go
NZ Herald Monday Jun 7, 2010
Maori will refuse to forgo their rights to the foreshore and seabed and see it vested in the public domain unless private owners do the same, says Mark Solomon, Ngai Tahu chairman and member of a Maori iwi leadership group.
The Government has agreed to repeal Labour’s foreshore and seabed legislation, which put the areas in Crown ownership.
A ministerial review found that the Foreshore and Seabed Act was unfair and said that was because it removed property rights available to Maori.”