Story: State-owned enterprises

Māori Council, Court of Appeal, 1987

Māori Council, Court of Appeal, 1987

The chairman of the New Zealand Māori Council, Sir Graham Latimer (second from left), gives the V-for-victory sign on hearing the result of the council's case against the Crown in June 1987. The council won what came to be known as the 'Lands' case, a ruling that had a signficant flow-on effect on how the Treaty of Waitangi was interpreted by the courts, and on subsequent settlements of treaty claims. In 1988 the State-Owned Enterprises Act was amended to make land transferred from direct public ownership to state-owned enterprises subject to ‘resumption’ – meaning it was still available for treaty claims.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1987/3159/12

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Rob Laking, 'State-owned enterprises - State-owned enterprises’ performance', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/32681/maori-council-court-of-appeal-1987 (accessed 24 June 2017)

Story by Rob Laking, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 17 Feb 2015