Pita Parone MNZM is Chairman of the Waitangi National Trust Board and a NZ First MP. Prior to entering Parliament Pita had a long career in public service spanning several decades. In 1997 Pita was awarded the Order of Merit for his services to Maori and the community.
If water is the next Treaty issue to be addressed, what are people saying about it? Maori society is changing but is it healthy cultural evolution or continuing colonisation? Is it a good thing that we argue so much? What needs to change?