Story: Te ture – Māori and legislation

Whenuakite land occupation, 2007

This television news clip describes an occupation by members of Ngāti Hei of part of their tribal territory at Whenuakite, Coromandel. The disputed land belonged to the state-owned Landcorp, which planned to sell it. After this protest by the local iwi, Labour's State-Owned Enterprises Minister Trevor Mallard promised to implement a new review process before 'sensitive' areas of Crown-owned land were sold.

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Te ture – Māori and legislation - Administering Māori land', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 July 2024)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 20 Jun 2012