Resource Legislation Amendment Bill – Second Reading – Part 6
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Resource Legislation Amendment Bill – Second Reading – Part 6


and we seek to uphold the wishes of our people who have put their trust in us and that’s what we are doing Thank You mr. speaker cure mr. speaker meka whaitiri ET mango84 eaten a queer mathira ingham mot 14-18 attack at all mr. speaker I’m pleased to take a call on the second reading or the resource legislation amendment bill can I pick up from my colleague sorry sue before i do that it’s been almost two weeks as i’ve been in this house and these been a lot hitting if I can ask for your indulgence I just want to acknowledge the victims of flooding particularly the chairman of our Select Committee Scott Simpsons in terms of the coromandel whisk Auckland and so my thoughts are with those communities and particularly our families that don’t have insurance so can I just put their own records here secondly so you can I just acknowledge the successful hosting of the largest cultural event in New Zealand matter Tony in my area of Kohanga no I just want to acknowledge narco news hosting for the many couples that came and have also to acknowledge the overall winner found that our might suffer T who obviously comes from my electric mr. speaker this bill is flawed and I want to use the time in this conjugate and a contribution to not repeat what my colleague the Honorable David Parker has asked you but to talk about the process to talk about the shambolic process this particular bill has gone through which has lead us to have these great concerns about whether this bill actually meets the undefined problem that the minister is talking about Ned as a lack of housing up in the Auckland area sue can I just put on record this bill was referred to the slick muddy and December 2015 so december 2015 clearly we’re going to live in about a week later we heard 210 submissions throughout the country in the secret about second of june 2016 which is approximately four months ooh hearings were completed and so if you think about that’s for four months hearing over 210 submissions then we had a departmental reports here which was the late month by month and it received two extensions from the business committee ensue the select committee members were told that one of the reasons why we were constantly pushing at the report back date was cabinet had not signed off the proposed changes which tells me soo that in the own caucus of the national government they were real concerns around this particular bill although not confirmed to the delays were because the government didn’t have the numbers to pass it through the house even though they had the numbers around the Select Committee soo then we go on to the second of November 2016 and we had the second stage departmental report presented to the Select Committee with some 400 pages the time delay sue members and were unable unwilling to make changes so throughout the to 400 page that we’ve had in a threat committee sir we listen to what’s the matter said we were active members of that select committee to make the changes submitters had shared with us time and time and time again and then on the northland november we hear the mighty party is cut a deal with the National Party who and they say that they’re going to support the bill and the reason to why they gave these support was apparently because of here we engagement plans ewee engagement plans in the the co-leader the member that just resumed do see model my fox talked about the importance of ely been engaged see i want to put on record that we currently have a hundred and twenty for 124 ear we habbo co governance co arrangement arrangements with councils as a result of treaty settlements a hundred and twenty-four existed before this piece of reform so i’m not i don’t want people to feel that this is going to be the silver bullet that gets away at the table it is currently there sir in our treaty settlements 124 there was a concerted effort mr. speaker by many to ask the Marty party to withdraw their support and fact over the fee bri break this year at today todo could talking to many of the mighty party orders were unaware that a three-minute video was put together by hold on sir the chairman of naughty company na Hui timona the former captain of the All Blacks tane Rendell who is now a director on not eco new asset holding company we had the mere who’s actually a National Party candidate Lauren sure we also had growers and agricultural people we had representatives as council level who participated in this video why Sir because they realized that the government weren’t listening to them and their video 3 minute which is up online anyone can google was aimed at the martyparty asking the MartyParty to withdraw their support sir so this is the process 14 months later it comes back here there is a huge disagreement and sleet committee because apparently the government ministers wouldn’t allow us to report it back with our minority report so it came back to this house without a report so I think that shambolic and it caused them to a whole lot of questions of the role of the sleek the sanctity of the select committee process to ensure that we are making good sound decisions around legislation that we present back in the house but in this particular occasions here I don’t believe that was followed I don’t believe for 14 months we chewed and throwed all sorts of things were happening and of course at the end of the day sir the people there I represent in Hawke’s Bay have already made delegation but Sir I wanted to touch put briefly on 360 DC and I want to share what submitters seed in relation to 360 do d in terms of the broad powers given to the minister here’s one quote I recommend that the broad powers that would be given to the minister under Section 361 ABC NC not proceed who wrote there that’s from the parliamentary commissioner for the environment here’s another one the new regulation making powers are far-reaching and Hawke’s Bay Regional Council and local government use in have concerns at several levels and close extensive use of regulations the use of regulations imposed by central government the uncertainty of what those regulations may contain and the certain status of ministerial policy statements who wrote that sir Hawke’s Bay Regional Council here’s another one from that says we submit that 360 deepens be deleted from the bill on the basis that the proposed regular powers are an excessive grant of power to a minister who wrote that pure Hawks pacer here’s another one the council supports a number of changes proposed you the amendment bill but is concerned that there are other aspects that may result in communities being less able to South determine environmental outcomes which is currently a sexual premise both for the council and the Resource Management Act so that’s from Hastings district council and in relation to the again going back to the mighty party co-leader around these these hapu and gains that they’ve received for Modi and help around here there are existing ones that I mentioned early on 124 one of them is actually in my own electorate of Hawke’s Bay and this again from the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council that notes lastly with their recent enactment of the Hawke’s Bay Regional Planning Committee at 2015 it is important that the r-la bill and any amendment amendments made to it including changes sought by local government New Zealand must not supplant compromise or weaken this legislation the Hawke’s Bay Regional Planning Committee Act has resulted and fundamental and positive changes to the way in which Hawke’s Bay Regional Council operates and works with tongue it’s afine or virtually it was an agreed part of the treaty settlement negotiations with nine treaty settlement entities sir I hope that proves that there is wide-ranging opposition to 360 d particularly for growers councillors ear we in the electorate air that I represented particularly in the Hawke’s Bay Area so sir I put this to the minister there has been no business case presented that says the RMA is the cause of the housing crisis suffering around this country there is no business case that the housing crisis requires the minister to have broad powers to override local plans because this is what this bill was doing this is what the school’s doing it’s giving the minister broad powers to override local plans to and that is why labour cannot support this and it was interesting too that the minister talked about Labour’s neck of long-term planning when it comes to housing let me make it really clear mr. smoke labour will build 100,000 home affordable homes we will would respected in the market and we will provide 5100 extra emergency beads that’s what i call a comprehensive healthy fear not the stuttering around with the RMA that is there to protect our environment Kira tato killer Scott Simpson Thank You mr. speaker with the indulgence the house I’d just like to make a passing comment on the weather events that

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