Te Puni Kōkiri have released an update on the Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill which is back in Parliament and going through the Committee of the Whole House stage.
Last night, the House debated Part 3 and 4 of the Bill. Part 3 sets out the voting thresholds for Māori land owners to make decision about their land.
Part 4 deals with the sale of Māori land. It keeps the current high threshold for the sale of Māori freehold land, 75% from all owners. Sale of Māori land will also require confirmation from the Māori Land Court.
In addition, owners can agree to set a higher threshold for the sale of their whenua in their governance agreement. Owners could choose to make it virtually impossible to sell their land blocks in the future.
If you are interested, you can track the Bill’s progress here or view the update via the link below.