31 Mar 2021

Concerns as High Court overturns Waitangi Tribunal ruling

From Checkpoint, 5:49 pm on 31 March 2021

Some in the Māori legal community are concerned by the High Court's use of tikanga to overrule the Waitangi Tribunal.

The High Court has overturned the Tribunal's order that $800 million of Crown-owned land in the central North Island should go to Ngāti Kahungunu.

The Crown's argument is that the iwi is not mana whenua of that area. Meriana Johnsen has more.