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In 2005, Hariata Baker, at the time one of the last two remaining life beneficiaries, petitioned Parliament to revive Pukepuke Tangiora’s will in its original form. Hariata Baker was particularly concerned that the Crown should no longer be responsible for appointing and dismissing trustees, and that the original 20-year prohibition should be reinstated.
In considering the petition, the Māori Affairs Committee on 18 August 2008 recommended that the Government make legislative provision to:
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