Point England Reserve as Ngati Paoa commercial redress

B Evans made this Official Information request to Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations

Response to this request is long overdue. By law Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations should have responded by now (details and exceptions). You can complain to the Ombudsman.

From: B Evans

Dear Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations,
On what basis was part of Point England Reserve offered to Ngati Paoa as commercial redress when it is not a commercial property?

Yours faithfully,

B Evans

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From: C Finlayson (MIN)

On behalf of Hon Christopher Finlayson, thank you for your email. Please
be assured that all correspondence is read and noted by this office. Where
the Minister has portfolio responsibilities for the issues raised, a
response will be sent to you in due course. 

 

While the Minister considers all correspondence to be important, if your
email falls outside of his portfolio responsibilities, or expresses a
personal view, then your opinion will be noted and your correspondence may
be transferred to another office or there may be no further response to
you.

 

 

Kind Regards

 

Office of Hon Christopher Finlayson

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From: C Finlayson (MIN)


Attachment 14817 B Evans.pdf
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Tçnâ koe

 

Please see attached correspondence from Hon Christopher Finlayson’s
Office.

 

Nâku noa, na

 

A Corlett | Private Secretary (Advisory)

Office of Hon Christopher Finlayson

 

 

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From: C Finlayson (MIN)


Attachment 2017 03 22 Letter to Beth Evans 14847.pdf
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Tēnā koe,

On behalf of Hon Christopher Finlayson, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations, please see the attached correspondence.

Ngā mihi,

Fern Wooldridge Hyett
Private Secretary (Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations) to Hon Christopher Finlayson QC | Parliament Buildings | Wellington | New Zealand

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From: B Evans

Dear C Finlayson (MIN),
In response to my OIA request 28th February, you state that:
1) “The site of Point England Reserve is of particular importance to Ngati Paoa.” Please explain in further detail – why is it of particular importance? What occupation did Ngati Paoa have specifically at Point England in 1840? Is their claim in association with the Tamaki Area generally, or is there some specific claim to Point England? If so, what?

2) “Crown landholdings in Tamaki are limited and there are few options available for commercial redress land.” My understanding is the Crown has $1.8 billion of residential land in the Tamaki Area, owned/controlled via the Tamaki Redevelopment Company. Therefore there would seem ample opportunity for commercial redress in the area without depriving the community of a beloved reserve. Why have these Crown landholdings not been used for commercial redress instead of Point England Reserve?

Yours sincerely,

B Evans

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From: C Finlayson (MIN)

On behalf of Hon Christopher Finlayson, thank you for your email. Please
be assured that all correspondence is read and noted by this office. Where
the Minister has portfolio responsibilities for the issues raised, a
response will be sent to you in due course. 

 

While the Minister considers all correspondence to be important, if your
email falls outside of his portfolio responsibilities, or expresses a
personal view, then your opinion will be noted and your correspondence may
be transferred to another office or there may be no further response to
you.

 

 

Kind Regards

 

Office of Hon Christopher Finlayson

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From: B Evans

Dear C Finlayson (MIN),
I have received nothing on my request for further clarification regarding Point England Reserve as Ngati Paoa commercial redress since an acknowledgement dated 23 March. This response is months overdue and by law you should have responded by now. Please respond to my request.

Yours sincerely,

B Evans

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From: C Finlayson (MIN)

On behalf of Hon Christopher Finlayson, thank you for your email. Please
be assured that all correspondence is read and noted by this office. Where
the Minister has portfolio responsibilities for the issues raised, a
response will be sent to you in due course. 

 

While the Minister considers all correspondence to be important, if your
email falls outside of his portfolio responsibilities, or expresses a
personal view, then your opinion will be noted and your correspondence may
be transferred to another office or there may be no further response to
you.

 

 

Kind Regards

 

Office of Hon Christopher Finlayson

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