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.