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“Artificial Maori” and “Customary Rights”

Posted by 1Law4All on June - 13 - 2013

“ARTIFICIAL MAORI” AND “CUSTOMARY RIGHTS” By- Reuben P. Chapple The Marine and Coastal Areas (Takutai Moana) Bill  (“the Bill”) purports to convey property rights that never existed in pre-European New Zealand to a Maori collective and various subgroups that may have existed in 1840 but can today no longer be adequately defined in terms of setting public policy. For many decades now, there has been no discrete or separate Maori  [ Read More ]

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