Resource Legislation Amendment Bill – Committee Stage (13) – Part 1
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Resource Legislation Amendment Bill – Committee Stage (13) – Part 1


books by growers david seymour Thank You mr. chair and can I apologize for the intemperate address from the member for dunedin north or south or whichever one it was David Parker he’s a little bit intemperate because he got called out at a debate on Saturday morning but I’m sure that he will recover soon enough mr. chair that was beautiful Scott Scott Scott Simpson was there it was great fun he really lost his rag anyway back on the issue at hand I want to respond to some of the comments that the minister made which really I think could be best summarized as putting lipstick on it and thick mr. chair he was at great pains to stress for instance that there will be a schedule of fees and a simplification of planning templates and measurement techniques as if these reforms noble and perhaps useful as they are are really equivalent to what is needed in resource management ex reform as if these reforms or these amendments are going to be any more effective than the previous 17 times that the resource management ex has been amended in its 26-year history because the truth is mr. chair that the amendments to the resource management acts that were proposed by Amy Adams in 2012-2013 were far nobler and far more substantial than anything proposed today those reforms accepted that the crux of the Resource Management Act is the principle sections part 2 sections 5 6 and 7 it is those principles there underpin the ex and create so much of the mischief there is an enormous handbrake on the New Zealand economy and in particular upon our housing market and by refusing to reduce the level of requirement and stipulation placed on the council who were those persons using powers under the sex he has ensured that nothing that has done no amount of lipstick that has put on no no amount of attempting to reduce the way that councils impose upon citizens when they try to meet the overly onerous requirements in sections 5 6 & 7 no amount of tinkering at this point is going to fix the fundamental problem if there was going to be serious reform of the Resource Management Act it would not start with trying to constrain the way that councils behave while addressing the issues or addressing the requirements placed upon them by the Resource Management Act it would have been somewhat more substantial this is a chair not only is this reform ineffective it is actually a step backwards and I’m at pains to understand why it is that despite having had for almost a year since April 13 in 2016 when Peter died and i went to Prime Minister John Key as he then was and put before him the option of passing this legislation without the manifold kejoro RL he caused or e we participation arrangements as they were at that time he has pushed on and will include arrangements within this legislation that aren’t just as he has attempted to sell it they are not just the possibility that it will be easier for councils to know whom they are supposed to consult when it comes to plan making and they don’t just pertain to plan making anymore either they now give he we in the row here of a particular council the ability to initiate an e we participation agreement and an expectation that when planning is done and perhaps even when consenting is done there will be within 30 days of a council a fiction a new arrangement initiated between the local ewee and the council that was the expectation and the Erie participation agreement and now under this new post Select Committee version of the bill the expectation is actually that the e we themselves can initiate not just expect to have initiated but initiate so what this means for democracy in New Zealand is that we are going to have a one-person one-vote election followed by a totally undemocratic arrangement where some of the most important decisions in the community are put under a new arrangement and it is it is not mr. chair mr. chair david seymour and mal de mer Fox is here saying it’s not undemocratic well mr. chair if one person one vote is not democratic then I don’t know what it is if having some people with greater influence over the political process by birth is not undemocratic then the fact of the matter is that I don’t know what undemocratic is mr. chair this arrangement is absolutely wrong and I know that every backbench national MP and frontbench national MP is getting and that just getting it in the neck at every single electorate meeting they go to and and Scott Simpson is nodding maniacally but he knows it’s not true and I know they’re getting their email boxes absolutely felt because New Zealanders recognized that this is a substantial departure from our usual constitutional arrangements it is effectively introducing co governance to the entire country and that is wrong I have an amendment on the order paper number 266 that would remove all of the clauses in this legislation that established monofocal ha no I doll head it would remove those claws for the simple reason that they are wrong and I’m very flattered and I look forward to the support of New Zealand first who have submitted an almost identical amendment but they’ve got one of the sections wrong so if they do pass their amendment from New Zealand first they will be amending a section they had no intention of amending so I recommend to members that if are inclined to remove mana aha no oh no he from this legislation that they vote for David Simas amendment number 266 rather than the New Zealand first one plagiarized by Dennis or but Mr Speaker why stop there I’m in total agreement with Dennis Earth David Parker and I that was close but it’s living at their clothes I’m in total agreement with David Parker when he says that giving ministerial veto to a particular Minister over the plans of councils when they believe that there is a conflict between other areas of legislation no matter how noble it may be in the mind of the current Minister if it was a real custodian of New Zealand’s laws and traditions he would be thinking what about the next Minister because the people who fast the economic stabilization act in 1948 did not did not anticipate Sir Robert Muldoon or the abuse that would go under him using that using that legislation and I would put it to the minister that section 36 TD is a major mistake and the last minute negotiation with the Maori Party dubious as it may be to exclude only some types of crops far far away from the kind of law making people would like to see in this house mr. chair the fact of the matter is that they’ve been sold a pup and they actually haven’t excluded what they think they’ve excluded but that is why you shouldn’t make laws at the last minute just because you got called sub-account because the National Party were bullied and bullied and public to rejects the new zeal in the X United Future option so mr. chair we need to get rid of these 36 DD powers it is wrong for a minister to be able to override the law and I have another supplementary order paper amendment number 2 75 and that amendment will remove the section 36 DD powers so resented by people around New Zealand but I have one more supplementary auto paper that has been sadly plagiarized by David Parker most recently most recently I didn’t say is the only person that plagiarized he’s just the person who’s plagiarized it most recently and mr. chair that particular amendment number 27 for there has been in the on the order paper or at least associated with this bill all week unlike david Parker’s johnny-come-lately effort which was tabled at four thirty six pm today would do a number of things it would remove the rural-urban boundaries that have fat have created a famine of land on which New Zealanders can build houses mr. chair that belt mr. chair mr. joke You mr. chair mr. Garrett who’s got a mr. chair no man he knew he can’t go to Kyoto I want to start by asking a question now this is a real question relating to this bill imagine if someone went up to our re and made commission

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