Marine and Coastal Area Act: Encourage others to take action


In addition to encouraging family, friends, and colleagues to take action, approach other potential interested parties, such as

  • boating clubs, fishing groups, bach owners, community groups, and anyone else with close associations with the coast, suggesting they also file Notices of Appearance;
  • contact your local council to see if they have lodged Notices to Appear on behalf of their citizens;
  • write or email the government, demanding the Crown represents the interests of all citizens by vigorously challenging and testing the claims. Contact:
    • the Attorney General, David Parker, who is a party to all the claims. email: [email protected]
    • the Minister of Treaty Negotiations, Andrew Little, who is responsible for the process, and for deciding the 380 claims registered for Crown engagement. email [email protected]
    • the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. email [email protected]nt.govt.nz
    • the Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters. email [email protected]
  • phone local Members of Parliament;
  • write letters to local newspapers;
  • comment on social media, e.g. Facebook, forums, blogs, Twitter