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Democracy Action public meeting


Democracy Action will be holding a public meeting on the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan on Saturday 18 October.To register your interest in the meeting and view further details, please visit the RSVP page here.
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Human Rights Commissioner letter


Below is a response from Franks Ogilvie to the letter they received from the Human Rights Commission regarding the Mana Whenua provisions.The letter to the Race Relations Commissioner from Franks Ogilvie can be found here, with the Human Rights Commission's response here. A PDF version of the response from Franks Ogilvie (below) can be downloaded...
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Response from Human Rights Commission to Franks Ogilvie on PAUP


On 30 July Franks Ogilvie submitted a letter to Dame Susan Devoy, Race Relations Commissioner, in order to highlight how the PAUP breaches New Zealand's domestic and international human rights and anti-racial discrimination obligations.
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Prof. Ken Palmer - sites and places of value to mana whenua


Associate Professor Kenneth Palmer is an Auckland University expert in RMA law. He has provided us with an insightful and authoritative summary of the PAUP legal issues.
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The Herald on PAUP meeting


The NZ Herald has just published a story on our Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan campaign: Group opposes iwi approval rule for consents An organisation has been launched to oppose a new Auckland Council rule requiring owners to seek iwi approval for work on their land.
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Democracy Action submission to the PAUP


Click here to read the original submission made by Lee Short on behalf of Democracy Action on the PAUP. It reads: The purpose of the Resource Management Act (RMA), which the Auckland Unitary Plan is prepared under, is ‘to promote the sustainable management of natural and physical resources’. However, there are passages within the Proposed...
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PAUP campaign announcement


This evening we publicly launched a campaign to fight the Cultural Impact Assessments and the co-governance proposals in the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan. More information about the campaign is available here. We are inviting all interested Aucklanders to an information meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to exchange information on the Mana Whenua provisions, and...
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A call to action


Democracy Action has today launched a campaign to overturn the anti-democratic Mana Whenua provisions that have been enshrined in the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan (PAUP). We've issued a press release that states:  A group of New Zealanders have launched a campaign to maximise the impact of objections to anti-democratic privileges built into Auckland Council’s Unitary...
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Auckland Unitary Plan Independent Hearings Panel


The schedule of hearings on the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan is now on the Panel’s website http://www.aupihp.govt.nz/hearings/ If you have made a submission on the Mana Whenua provisions you may have been invited to hearings on 19 and 20 November 2014.
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Bob Jones: Bureaucrats wallowing in cultural correctness


For we were then told that under the new Draft Unitary Plan, not yet enacted, our building being within 50 metres of a designated Maori heritage site, we needed RMA approval (for a new shop window, for God's sake), this instantly forthcoming at a cost of $4500 plus the approval of 13 iwi. Read more...
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