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No. 2 (Spring 1952)
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MAORI LAND BOARDS

 

(Continued from page 47)

The chief reason for abolishing the Boards now lies in the desire to simplify the handling of Maori matters, to cut down the number of bodies concerned, and also to avoid overlapping of work on the administrative side. Instead of the Department, seven Maori Land Boards, and the Maori Trustee, there will be only the Department and the Maori Trustee, and although the work of the Maori Trustee will be largely done in the districts, under the supervision of the District Officer, it will be in accordance with a common policy laid down by the Maori Trustee. The change will also free the Judges of the Maori Land Court from their administrative duties as Presidents of the Maori Land Boards, and enable them to concentrate on their judicial duties.

From the point of view of the Maoris and of the general public who deal with Maori matters, the change will not appear as much more than a change of names.

The Europeans are taking the top half of social security—the age benefit—and the Maori people are taking the bottom half—the family benefits—Rt. Rev. W. N. Panapa, at Napier, October, 1951.

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Collection of Maori rates in Rangitikei County was a record last year, over 85% of the rates struck being collected within the specified time. — The Wanganui Herald.

 

(Mai i te wherangi 47)

mana whakahaere ki te Tari Maori me te Kaitieki Maori, ahakoa ko nga Apiha whakahaere o Nga Tari o Nga Rohe kei te mahi i nga mahi a te Kaitieki Maori ko te kaupapa o nga mahi na te Kaitieki Maori. Ka watea inaianei nga Tiati o nga Kooti Whenua Maori ki nga mahi anake o nga Kooti.

Ki nga Maori a ki te katoa noa iho o te tangata ka mutu ano te rereketanga ko te ingoa—kua kore nga Poari Whenua Maori ko Te Kaitieki Maori inaianei.