The Foreshore and Seabed has never been about beach access you clowns
Labour confiscated the foreshore and seabed to pacify rednecks, National are confiscating the foreshore and seabed to pacify corporates. How outrageous is it that Maori have to jump through legally imposed hoops to prove their ownership, yet the oil companies, mining companies, big utility companies and infrastructure companies get to speed up the privatization of our coastline, which is exactly the outcome of ramming National's new version of this confiscation through in Parliament!
This has never been about who can and can't walk on the bloody beach, and the fact it has been boiled down to such a baseless assumption by the braindead mainstream media is more an inditement on the quality of our journalism than the reality of what amounts to legalized confiscation for corporate gain.
You won't be banned from walking on the beach because of Maori, you will be banned from walking on the beach because the mega conglomerate interests this legislation empowers will ban you from walking on the beach. All this sorry little saga shows is how easily led and confused NZ public opinion can be.