Proposing an indigenous power of veto in Aotearoa New Zealand
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Te Aho, L. (2015). Proposing an indigenous power of veto in Aotearoa New Zealand. In P. Taylor & J. Crawford (Eds.), Dangerous Ideas in Planning: Essays in Honour of Tom Fookes (pp. 170–184). Auckland, New Zealand: School of Architecture and Planning, National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries, University of Auckland.
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Tom Fookes was an architect of New Zealand's Resource Management Act passed in 1991 (RMA). When interviewed about his life's work, Tom responded that he had sought to create a 'fair, integrated consideration of the decisions and policy to do with the social, economic and environmental conditions of our people'. I am told that he worked hard to provide a fair opportunity for all people to have a voice in decisions that affect them and places they care about. Processes were included in the RMA to allow this to occur, with particular provisions for a distinctive Maori voice. Because of these provisions, and the Act's lodestar of sustainable resource management, the RMA was promoted as one of the 'world's finest national environmental policies'.
School of Architecture and Planning, National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries, University of Auckland
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