Story: Te Kōti Whenua – Māori Land Court

Te Ture Whenua Maori hui, 1993

Te Ture Whenua Maori hui, 1993

The line of guests extends out the door of Waiwhetū marae, Lower Hutt, during this May 1993 hui to discuss Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993. The legislation was first introduced to Parliament in 1978, then withdrawn pending the findings of the McCarthy Commission (which looked into the structure and operation of the Māori Land Court and Māori Appellate Court), and reintroduced in 1987. At this hui, its aim was described as to ensure the retention of Māori land in Māori ownership.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1993/1784/5A

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Mere Whaanga, 'Te Kōti Whenua – Māori Land Court - From Native to Māori Land Court, 1920–1980', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 January 2022)

Story by Mere Whaanga, published 20 Jun 2012