Private Titles

There are approx 12,500 private titles (PT) to the F&S, of these some are ports, marinas, whitebait stands, community boat ramps etc, they also include areas where erosion have occurred.

Included in those 12,500 PT's are approx 3,000 which are Maori PT's, which is equivelent to approx 25%, when Maori only equate to 15% of the population of NZ. Furthermore Maori PT's on average are much larger so in fact they may already own more area of the F&S in PT than non-Maori.

See link > http://www.parliament.nz/resource/0000146906