The Gathering Storm over the Foreshore and Seabed
Price: $20.00 (including postage within NZ)
"This compact little volume gives a disturbing account of the political
processes surrounding the foreshore and seabed issue and
highlights the distorted impression conveyed to the public
by politicians in order to curry favour with the Maori Party,
whose votes are needed to keep National in power. Dr. Barr warns,
'The National Government's Act will compromise New Zealand's sovereignty
and the integrity of our democracy by giving excessive,
race based-powers over the foreshore and seabed'. His accounts
of the conflicts of interest of Chris Finlayson highlight the
lack of balance and fair-handedness involved since Finlayson
was Ngai Tahu's treaty negotiator against government for many
years. Further, Dr. Barr points out that, under the new
[Marine and Coastal Area] Act, Maori will be able to declare
wahi tapu any sites they choose, with refusal of public access.
This book should be carefully considered by everyone with a
concern for public access to coastal areas and the need to
prevent racially based legislation getting through Parliament."
- David Tranter in Greymouth Evening Star
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