Story: Ahuwhenua – Māori land and agriculture
Māori quickly adopted the plants and animals Europeans brought to New Zealand, and ran a thriving agricultural trade. But new laws forced Māori into individual land ownership and drastically affected tribes’ ability to farm. Āpirana Ngata encouraged tribes to form trusts and incorporations to manage farms. Many owners do not live in their homelands, but are still interested in how they are managed.