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Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement WAI 2522 and Wai 2523 claims

The New Zealand Māori Council supports the TPPA claims Wai 2522 and 2523 and intends to be heard in support of those claims. The Council is making its own claim in respect of the risk that the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement poses to the recognition of Māori customary interests in natural resources with particular reference to the Council’s water claim, both freshwater and geothermal.

The risk posed by the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement to Māori claims to natural resources is a particular issue that deserves focus in view of the current proceedings undertaken by the Council and that it is very much a live issue for the country. We believe a focus from the Council is required on this matter.


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