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Greens want end to Māori land perpetual leases ahead of Waitangi Day – ‘unjust colonial weapon’

In a media conference this morning in Waitangi, Green List MP Elizabeth Kerekere called for the end of perpetual leases on Māori reserve land – which can have fixed rent for 21-year periods with perpetual right of renewal by the lessee.

“Māori landowners continue to be locked out of their own whenua by perpetual leases that allow others to control and profit from Māori reserve land,” Kerekere said.

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