Story: Take whenua – Māori land tenure

Rotorua lakes

Rotorua lakes

Lake Rotomā (foreground) and other nearby lakes dominate the landscape in the Rotorua region. Chiefs in Rotorua made it clear to the government that their mana (authority) extended over both land and water.

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Paul Meredith, 'Take whenua – Māori land tenure - Customary rights', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 December 2021)

Story by Paul Meredith, published 24 Nov 2008