Story: Te ture – Māori and legislation

Native Land Court, Ahipara

Native Land Court, Ahipara

Horses tethered to the fence have provided transport for some of the Māori landowners gathered outside the Native Land Court session at Ahipara in the Far North. Tribal owners were required to attend hearings in person to defend their interests in land blocks. This often meant travelling long distances and incurring heavy accommodation and other costs.

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Te ture – Māori and legislation - The Native Land Court', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/36539/native-land-court-ahipara (accessed 20 September 2019)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 20 Jun 2012