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NGAI TAHU: We're giving away our forest benefits

Wednesday 26 Oct 16 9:00am

NGAI TAHU wants existing native forests included in the Emissions Trading Scheme, saying Maori are being forced to donate to the country the climate benefits of their forests.

In a submission on the current review of the Emissions Trading Scheme, Te Rűnanga o Ngâi – which has substantial forest, farm, tourism and housing holdings – says that native forests should be recognised as a viable source of carbon sequestration.

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