Public Works Act

Supremacist maoris and their European sycophants endeavour to make the Public Works Act a race issue - it is not!.

Land if needed for the public good is compulsorily acquired from landholders of all races, and compensation is paid. Think of the orchardists who lost land for the Clyde dam project.

Govt sometimes offers land taken under PWA back to the owner/s or their descendants but did not do this with the old Blenheim Air Force base, giving it instead to iwi in a treaty settlement even though the family wanted to buy it back. See links below

http://breakingviewsnz.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/mike-butler-deal-divides-blenheim.html

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11604064


NZ Herald 2/9/17 (Letter to the Editor)

LAND SEIZED
As a family member who had their farm, along with seven other families’ farms, taken under the Public Works Act between 1949 and 1958 for the Ports of Auckland in Te Atatu, which was not used or offered back although by law it should have been in 1981, I find it stupefying to ponder that 67 years later, this still publicly owned land could be passed over in future for development at Marsden Pt.

CHARLIE WILLIAMS, Coatesville