Some of the descendants of a wahine Māori who died 50 years ago will now be able to apply for a share in her land, following a victory in the Māori Land Court.
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An original voice for the Māori renaissance
The Māori Law Society is honouring Justice Joseph Victor Williams (Ngāti Pūkenga, Te Arawa), following his appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court of New Zealand. As the first Māori to attain the position, Justice Williams is a role model for a generation of aspiring Māori lawyers.
Unlocking gates for whānau Māori to access their whenua
The Matuaokore Ahuwhenua Trust holds one of the few remaining pieces of Māori freehold land in the Gisborne area, but like many of these land titles it's "landlocked". Today, for the first time, they were granted vehicle access, just in time for the special visit by Minister Nanaia Mahuta.
Iwi appeals DOC decision to gift land to Moriori
Plans by the Department of Conservation to gift 1,200 hectares of land to Moriori on the Chatham Islands are being challenged in the Court of Appeal today in Wellington. The Ngāti Mutunga o Wharekauri Iwi Trust claim they have the rights to the land as mana whenua.
Hato Paora celebrates Judge Damian Hohepa Stone
Judge Damian Hohepa Stone was sworn in as a Māori Land Court judge today and his former school Hato Paora College proudly hosted the event.
Judge Terena Wara sworn in at Ngaa Tai e Rua Marae
A special court hearing is taking place at Ngaa Tai e Rua Marae today, where many have gathered to witness the swearing-in of Judge Terena Marahi Wara to the Māori Land Court.
Locals gain access to eeling reserve
Tūtaewhero is a Māori eeling reserve, but for many of its descendants they haven't been able to gain access to the reserve and practice their methods of cultivating Tuna or eel.
Māori Land Bill decision a victory for Māori land owners – Meka Whaitiri
Labour's Meka Whaitiri says the decision not to rush the Te Ture Whenua legislation through Parliament is a victory for Māori landowners. Māori Party president Tukoroirangi Morgan says the Māori Development Minister's decision gives more time to make even more improvements to Māori land reforms.
Orauta School site returned to rightful owners
To Northland where the return this week of ancestral lands taken for the purpose of education is a momentous occasion. In 2005 the Orauta School was closed by the Ministry of Education along with many other rural schools in the district. This week the site was finally returned to its rightful owners.
MP questions rumoured job cuts at Māori Land Court
Labour MP Meka Whaitiri says job losses at the Māori Land Court means Māori landowners will now face losing hundreds of years of collective institutional knowledge.