I would like to know what is going on here? no information on TRONT website, or the NT Property website.
Why do we have to get our news about our Iwi from the papers?
"Ngai Tahu pulls plug on water case
Ngai Tahu has pulled the plug on a historically significant case on how water is allocated.The South Island tribe's property arm has abandoned its Supreme Court Appeal against Central Plains Water and Canterbury Regional Council over who had first rights to water from the Waimakariri River.The parties were arguing over whose application was filed first under the rules set down in the Resource Management Act.
However, a late intervention by the New Zealand Maori Council threatened to open the case up in a way which would give the courts more discretion, and potentially bring the Treaty of Waitangi and other Maori interests into play.
Jim Nichols, the deputy chair of the Maori Council, is disappointed the case is over.“The debate over whether or not allocation should be made on the basis of first up best dressed or on the basis of treaty tikanga and kaitiaki is a critical issue that at some point needs to be debated,” Mr Nichols says.The Maori Council is exploring whether the case can be kept alive even though the main litigants have dropped out.
Ngai Tahu Properties refused to comment on its reasons for abandoning its appeal."