The passing of the Foreshore and Seabed Act 2004 under the Labour-led government led to the resignation of Tariana Turia from the Labour Party and the formation of the Māori Party (Te Pāti Māori). In 2009 the National-led government undertook a review of the act, as stipulated in a confidence-and-supply agreement with the Māori Party. The result was the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011. This is Prime Minister John Key (centre) and Māori Party co-leaders Tariana Turia and Pita Sharples in 2010, announcing that the 2004 act would be scrapped.
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