Mark Metekingi leads the haka outside the Court of Appeal in Wellington, before a landmark case in 1987. The New Zealand Maori Council appealed against an earlier ruling on a decision by the Crown to transfer Māori land to state-owned enterprises. The court found that the Crown's actions breached the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi. Its judgement set out the first detailed outline of those principles.
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