Story: Principles of the Treaty of Waitangi – ngā mātāpono o te tiriti

Resource Management Act and treaty principles

Resource Management Act and treaty principles

The Resource Management Act 1991 required those seeking resource consent under the act to 'take into account the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi'. This 2003 cartoon reflects the view that this is like giving a child free run of a candy store. It shows a greedy child labelled 'Treaty Principles' entering the Resource Management Act Sweet Store, where there are jars with labels such as 'Suckers' and 'Whine Gums'.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: DCDL-0006717
Cartoon by James Hubbard

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How to cite this page:

Janine Hayward, 'Principles of the Treaty of Waitangi – ngā mātāpono o te tiriti - Treaty principles developed through laws', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/cartoon/32964/resource-management-act-and-treaty-principles (accessed 21 August 2019)

Story by Janine Hayward, published 20 Jun 2012