The New Zealand Herald

Ma¯ori land rating


A Ma¯ori land rating bill “corrects 100 years of disadvanta­ge” it is claimed. The bill, which gives local councils the power to write off rates arrears, make unused Ma¯ori land unrateable and allow for multiple homes on Ma¯ori land, is just a start to a wider conversati­on about Ma¯ori land, Ruapehu District Councillor Elijah Pue says. The Whenua Ma¯ori Rating Amendment Bill has passed its third reading, modernisin­g Ma¯ori land rating laws that have been largely untouched since 1924.

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