Foreshore & Seabed review panel
Maori Television's Te Kaea (and also Te Karere on TVNZ who speculated on the membership) are reporting that the Maori Party-National policy of reviewing the Foreshore & Seabed confiscation law has had the details set - both the terms of reference (understood to be as broad as the wording in the Mational coalition agreement) and the panel:
Judge Eddie Durie (a well-known judge and chair of the Waitangi Tribunal) will probably chair it, with the two likely other members being Hana O'Regan and Richard Boast. I can't see why the panel will be any larger than those three. I note here that Durie and Boast have literally been on the same page about some issues (Maori cusom law) - see image.
Boast is a Vic law professor who has written a book on the Foreshore and Seabed in December 2005.
O'Regan is into poetry as well as other literary and academic activity.
Shane Jones, the Great Waha of the North, says that although there will be experts in tikanga Maori on the panel the government will not listen to them. Jones' own party not only didn't listen but slapped Maori across the face - so anything he has to say on the issue is a joke. And yet he says:As do I.