Story: Law of the foreshore and seabed

Hīkoi about the Foreshore and Seabed Bill

Hīkoi about the Foreshore and Seabed Bill

The decision by government to forestall court action on the Marlborough Sounds case by passing legislation that clarified Crown ownership of the foreshore and seabed led to widespread protest by Māori. In April and May 2004 there was a hīkoi (protest march) of Māori from many parts of the country to Wellington, where they gathered in Parliament grounds.

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Reference: 5 May 2004
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Mark Hickford, 'Law of the foreshore and seabed - Challenge and controversy', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/8541/hikoi-about-the-foreshore-and-seabed-bill (accessed 23 March 2019)

Story by Mark Hickford, published 12 Jun 2006, updated 1 Jan 2015