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Govt in talks to buy back block of Maori land PDF Print
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Other Coastlines - Te Arai / Mangawhai
Written by Radio New Zealand News   
Thursday, 03 May 2007

The Government is in negotiations with a Ngati Whatua subtribe to buy back a block of coastal land.

The hapu Te Uri o Hau owns the land at Te Arai Beach, on the east coast north of Auckland, and has plans for an 850-home subdivision.

Conservation Minister, Chris Carter says the Department of Conservation is getting the 616ha site valued, with a view to buying it in co-operation with the Auckland Regional Council.

But Te Uri o Hau chairman Russell Kemp says that will happen only if the price is right.

Te Uri o Hau bought the land off the Government in 2002, as part of its Treaty of Waitangi Settlement. The purchase price was $5.2 million.

Mr Kemp says the land is now valued at $65m and the hapu wouldn't sell for less than $100m.

Mr Carter has stressed that the Government does not have unlimited funds.

A proposal for a change to the Rodney District Council's district plan to allow for the development at Te Arai will soon go out for public submissions. Nearly 3,000 residents have signed a petition against the proposed subdivision.

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