Te Ture Whenua Māori Amendment Bill
Public submissions are now being called for after a successful first reading of Te Ture Whenua Maori (Succession, Dispute Resolution, and Related Matters) Amendment Bill in Parliament on 15 October 2019. Submissions will close on 26 November 2019.
The overarching purpose for the proposed changes to Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 is to make it easier for Māori land owners to engage with their whenua. For Māori Land Court, the proposed changes will minimise barriers and optimise access to justice for Māori land owners through supporting the efficient operation of the Māori Land Court, improving the succession process and providing a new dispute resolution process.
More about the proposed changes and the progress of the Bill can be found here on Te Puni Kōkiri website: