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Treaty of Waitangi

Caritas advocates on issues arising from Treaty and indigenous rights.

"A solution which discriminates between other Maori property rights and private property rights is not a solution at all."

New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference, Foreshore and Seabed, 2010

Caritas' advocacy on the Treaty of Waitangi includes awareness raising in the wider Catholic community, and work on specific issues, such as the Foreshore and Seabed Act 2004/Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Bill 2010.

Read the following statement:

  • New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference statement: Foreshore and Seabed, 2010
  • Joint submission by Caritas, Te Rūnanga o te Hāhi Katorika and the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference on the Foreshore and Seabed consultation 2010: Caritas-Rūnanga-NZCBC submission on the 2010 foreshore and seabed consultation.
  • Caritas submission on the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Bill 2010
  • Caritas submission to the Mixed Ownership Model: Consultation with Maori 2012

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