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Māori Land Court to cut dozens of jobs

Published: 4:02PM Wednesday October 05, 2016

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    Maori Land Court - Source: Te Karere

Dozens of jobs are being cut at the Māori Land Court as part of the Ministry of Justice overhaul.

Labour’s Meka Whaitiri says Māori landowners, Māori employees and Treaty partners need answers.

“The consultation document raises questions that need answering.

“Māori employees are disproportionately affected and we need to make sure they were properly consulted and will be supported through this process. 

“Māori landowners, whānau and hapū who put a lot of faith in the Court are now facing the loss of hundreds of years of collective institutional knowledge and will be concerned at how this will affect them and their dealings with the Court.

“It’s also unclear whether Treaty partners have been consulted on these proposed changes.

Roihana Nuri will have more on Te Karere tomorrow.