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Waka Umanga (Māori Corporations) Bill

This bill provides for the establishment of new legal entities by tribal groups or Māori associations, which may be structured to meet the organisational needs of tribal groups and other Māori associations that manage communal assets.

Bill Events

Event Date Ayes Noes Abstentions
SC Reports 8 Sep 2008 The Maori Affairs Committee reported on this bill. View the bill as reported from the Maori Affairs Committee at the New Zealand Legislation website.
Submissions Due 28 Mar 2008
First Reading 12 Dec 2007,
13 Dec 2007
Bill read a first time.

Motion agreed to:
That the Waka Umanga (Māori Corporations) Bill be considered by the Māori Affairs Committee,
Ayes 72
Labour 49
NZ First 7
Green 6
Maori 4
United F. 2
Progres. 1
indep. 1 (Field)
Noes 49
National 48
indep. 1 (Copeland)
Introduction 21 Nov 2007 Pita Sharples is the member in charge of this Government bill.

View the bill at introduction at the NZ Legislation website.

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