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Scrapping the Foreshore and Seabed Act 2004

Scrapping the Foreshore and Seabed Act 2004

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. 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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Mark Hickford, 'Law of the foreshore and seabed - Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/46443/scrapping-the-foreshore-and-seabed-act-2004 (accessed 25 August 2019)

Story by Mark Hickford, published 12 Jun 2006, updated 1 Jan 2015