Kōrero: Economy and the environment

Gathering shellfish at Motunui reef

These Te Āti Awa kuia (female elders) are collecting seafood in the early 1980s in the traditional manner, not far from a proposed outfall from the Motunui synthetic petrol plant. The Waitangi Tribunal, however, in a landmark decision, ruled that the Crown had to protect traditional Māori fishing grounds. Eventually an existing outfall was used instead.

Listen to the report about protecting Te Āti Awa fishing grounds.

Sound file from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero. Any re-use of this audio is a breach of copyright. To request a copy of the recording, contact Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero (Fishing Grounds/Reference number T3784).

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Photograph by Fiona Clark

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Eric Pawson, 'Economy and the environment - Regulating economy and environment', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/speech/21661/gathering-shellfish-at-motunui-reef (accessed 2 February 2023)

He kōrero nā Eric Pawson, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010