Story: Law of the foreshore and seabed

Protesting the Marine and Coastal Area Bill, 2011

Protesting the Marine and Coastal Area Bill, 2011

Some Māori groups opposed the Marine and Coastal Area Bill, arguing that the Treaty of Waitangi maintained Māori sovereignty over lands and fisheries and that declaring no ownership of the foreshore and seabed contravened this. MP Hone Harawira left the Māori Party to form the Mana Party over this issue. This group marched along Auckland’s Queen Street in March 2011. The bill was passed into law later that year. 

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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/46445/protesting-the-marine-and-coastal-area-bill-2011 (accessed 21 October 2019)

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