“A way to go yet” Harawira on water rights

Posted on December 11, 2012 by admin in Hone Harawira, Press Releases

“There’s a long way to go yet” said MANA Leader and MP for Te Tai Tokerau Hone Harawira on hearing that the New Zealand Maori Council had lost its case against the Crown in the High Court over Maori water rights.

“This is a setback but the NZMC still holds the option of taking the case to the Court of Appeal and if necessary to the Supreme Court”.

“And thanks to the Council’s case, the petition has nearly reached the numbers necessary to call for a referendum on asset sales and I am confident that that will happen before government’s March 2013 timeline for the sale of Mighty River Power”.

“So the government may be feeling a little happy right now but there’s a lot more water to flow under the bridge on this issue”.


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