In March, Pita Sharples and Chris Finlayson launched a discussion document written by a panel set up to review Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993.

Te Putatara asks “Who benefits?” It is a question that gets right to the core.

“Who benefits from this new push,” as one participant describes it, to work with owners to protect and build their land and other assets, and to assist the overall improvement of the ‘Maori economy.’

I te marama o Paengawhawha kua pahure ake nei ka whakarewaenga he tuhinga roa mo nga whakawhiti korero i waenga i a Pita Sharples raua ko Chris Finlayson hei whakamarama i te tino ngako a Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993.  Ko te patai a Te Putatara ko wai ka whiwhi i nga rawa ma wai e tiaki pai ai i te whenua.  Koira nga momo korero i puta i tenei o nga tuhinga roa, heoi ko tetahi o nga tino tauira hei whakamana ko te orange tonu tana a nga whenua Maori hei whakamahi, kia puta mai ai he huarahi hei painga mo nga uri whakatipu.  Koira tetahi o nga aronga a nga matanga take whenua i tenei wa