The right to go to court

The debacle over the foreshore and seabed started over a very simple issue – Maori wanted the right to go to court.

They’ve got that now with the repeal of the Foreshore and Seabed Act.

Private property rights will still apply to private property, public access is still preserved on public land.

That all sounds fair and reasonable to me.

One Response to The right to go to court

  1. alex Masterley says:

    Me too.
    I read the Court of Appeal decision. It gave the right to Maori to go to court to seek customary, or presecriptive title to land. It did not mean that as of right Maori, Iwi and hapu had title to the seabed and foreshore.

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