FLOODGATES FOR CLAIMS
TO BEACHES HAS NOW OPENED
The Coastal Coalition warned that the law change would open the floodgates for claims by opportunistic tribal corporations wanting to gain ownership and control of our coast.
This map from TV3 News in early May shows that this is now occurring with at least 21 coastal claims now lodged: http://www.3news.co.nz/Opponents-say-I-told-you-so-to-Foreshore-claims/tabid/1607/articleID/253487/Default.aspx
valuable whitebaiting areas with many tribes competing for the same coastal
Tribes have another 5 years to lodge claims. The process allows claims to be settled in secret by the Minister so there may be many other claims in the pipeline that the public is unaware of.
Please help stop this
madness – support our Citizens Initiated Referendum to restore Crown ownership
of the foreshore and seabed.
We need to collect 320,000 signatures in support of the CIR by the end of June to trigger a nation-wide referendum.
You can help further
by forwarding this email to all of your contacts.
With the number of claims snowballing and the CIR deadline looming, there is no time to lose.