It is important to note that the recent media coverage on this issue was triggered by the public release of a report by private consultants, Sapere, commissioned by some iwi. The Government had no role in the preparation of the report and has made plain we do not support the ideas explored of perpetual rights in fresh water and a nationwide allocation to iwi.
The Government has clearly stated its position: • No-one owns the water • There will be no Sealord’s type nationwide allocation • Freshwater issues need to be resolved catchment-by-catchment because the issues vary significantly
New Zealand’s primary industries – heading in the right direction.
Taranaki is a strong region for primary industries, and we pride ourselves on excellence and production. The National Government is committed to the continued growth, innovation, research, skills and training to ensure NZ continues to be a world leader in primary industries.
In the National-led Government, New Plymouth MP Jonathan Young is Chair of the Transport & Industrial Relations Committee, Regional Development & Infrastructure Caucus Commmittee and the Cross Party Group on the Flag Referendum. This website is funded by The Parliamentary Service and authorised by Jonathan Young MP, Cnr Gill & Liardet Streets, New Plymouth