Story: Te tango whenua – Māori land alienation

Wī Pere

Wī Pere

Wī Pere was a politician from Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki and Rongowhakaata tribes. He criticised the practice of forcing Māori into towns for hearings, noting that in one example, ‘The expenses were so great that the value of the land was absorbed in the outlay incurred in attending the sittings of the Court.’

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Richard Boast, 'Te tango whenua – Māori land alienation - Problems with the Land Court', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 June 2023)

Story by Richard Boast, published 24 Nov 2008, updated 1 Jul 2015