Sunday, April 11, 2010

Foreshore and Seabed Review: 12 Important Documents

Given that the government is currently seeking submissions on its proposals in relation to the Foreshore and Seabed Act, I thought it might be useful to gather together links to some key documents relating to the foreshore and seabed issue.
So, here are 12 important documents:
  1. Reviewing the Foreshore and Seabed Act 2004 - the Government's consultation document, released 31 March 2010;
  2. Pākia ki Uta, Pākia ki Tai - Report of the Ministerial Review Panel, 30 June 2009;
  3. Foreshore and Seabed Act 2004;
  4. Report on the Crown's Foreshore and Seabed Policy - Waitangi Tribunal report, 2004;
  5. Ngāti Apa v Attorney General - Court of Appeal decision, 2003;
  6. Report of the UN Special Rapporteur, 2006;
  7. Ngā Hapū o Ngāti Porou Foreshore and Seabed Agreement, 2008;
  8. Decision of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in relation to the Foreshore and Seabed Act 2004 - March 2005;
  9. Attorney-General's Report on the consistency of the Foreshore and Seabed Bill with the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 - May 2004;
  10. 'Commentary on the Crown's Consultation Document' - Iwi Leaders Group, 31 March 2010;
  11. 'Tipuna Title as a Tikanga Construct re: the Foreshore and Seabed' - paper written by Moana Jackson explaining the concept of "tipuna title", March 2010;
  12. A primer on the government consultation document 'Reviewing the Foreshore and Seabed Act 2004' - Moana Jackson, 7 April 2010.
For further materials, see the website of Peace Movement Aotearoa, which provides a comprehensive collection of links to decisions, documents, commentaries and media reports relating to the foreshore and seabed.